Snapchat day dinner

I shared a picture of this spinach, tomatoes, and chicken orzo in my Snapchat Day on Monday. Today I’m following up on the entire recipe and what I’ll do differently next time around.


The UN of ingredients; chicken broth from Target, cheese from Lunds & Byerlys, and chicken from Hy-Vee.

spinach tomatoes chicken orzo ingredients

Raw chicken is gross and scary. Raw chicken drumsticks are worse.

spinach tomatoes chicken orzo fry chicken

What I liked about this chicken orzo recipe is that you don’t have to cook the pasta separately. The chicken broth is used to cook it while it simmers. Cheers to one-pan recipes!
spinach tomatoes chicken orzo fry onions and orzo

Spinach Overload

Unfortunately my one pan was sort of small. I made a small mess while trying to get the spinach to settle down (wilt).
spinach tomatoes chicken orzo wilt spinach

I eventually tamed the spinach enough to add the tomatoes, put a lid on it, and let it simmer. (Simmering is like child’s play our new range.)spinach tomatoes and chicken orzo simmer

It was still a little liquid-y because I had slightly less orzo than the recipe called for. The chicken was good, but messy and I don’t care for the skin (Sophie loved it). Next time I’d use straight up chicken breasts.
spinach tomatoes and chicken orzo plated

Here is the full One Pot Chicken and Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes recipe.
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2 thoughts on “Spinach, Tomatoes, and Chicken Orzo”

  1. The linked recipe looks so fancy, but also easy, so that’s a win! I’m going to try this one out on kids, so I’ll do chicken breast like you suggested so that I can cut it up. Thanks!

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