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Broccoli cheddar chicken orzo:

This broccoli cheddar chicken orzo dish has everything you love about broccoli cheddar soup plus a little bit more. The tender pieces of orzo melt in your mouth and the chicken is the perfect addition to the meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 Thinly sliced chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cup Orzo
  • 1 can Cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups Broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1 cup Mild to sharp cheddar cheese plus more to taste
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Brown Girl Spice Herb de provence
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil


  • In a bowl, season chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, herb de provence and set aside
  • In a hot skillet on medium- high heat, drizzle with olive oil and add butter and sear chicken breast on each side for 3 minutes
  • Once chicken is brown on each side, remove from pan, chop in bite size pieces and set aside
  • Turn heat down to medium and add orzo to the pan, use your spoon to mix the orzo together with the chicken rendered fat in the pan
  • Add cream of chicken soup plus water and whisk together well until there are no more lumps visible
  • Allow orzo to cook in ceam sauce for 5 minutes
  • Next add broccli ,cheese and chicken with a splash more water if needed and allow everything to come together for another 5 minutes. Be sure to stir well to ensure the orzo is not sticking to the bottom of the pan
  • After ten minutes, orzo should be tender and broccli should be soft, top with more cheese if desired and serve hot