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Creamy Orzo with Chicken

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Creamy Orzo with Chicken
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Enjoy this wonderful pasta and chicken recipe that is ready in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

1 1/3
cups uncooked rosamarina (orzo) pasta (8 ounces)
2
tablespoons margarine or butter
3/4
pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
pound mushrooms, sliced (3 cups)
2
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
cup milk
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 While pasta is cooking, melt margarine in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook chicken, mushrooms, onions and garlic in margarine about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Stir in flour, thyme and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • 4 Pour chicken mixture over pasta; toss if desired.
Tips  

Purchase chicken already cut into 1-inch pieces and fresh mushrooms already sliced.

Serve with fresh tomato slices marinated in Italian dressing and sprinkled with fresh chopped basil leaves or parsley.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
115
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
(
Saturated Fat
4g
)
Cholesterol
60mg
Sodium
340mg
Total Carbohydrate
43g
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
)
Protein
32g
Daily Value*:
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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