Easy Chicken Scallopini and Orzo Toss

Breaded chicken breasts topped with a tangy caper sauce team up with vegetable-studded orzo in this top-rated favorite. (Serves 4)

Chicken Scallopini

Orzo, tomato, and zucchini toss Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes, 1 cup chopped zucchini, and 2 minced garlic cloves; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes; sautß 1 minute or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Combine tomato mixture, 3 cups hot cooked orzo, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss well.

Garlic bread 

GAME PLAN

Total time: 22 minutes

1. While orzo cooks:
• Pound chicken.
• Season and dredge chicken in breadcrumbs.
• Chop tomatoes and zucchini.

2. Heat garlic bread.

3. While chicken cooks:
• Prepare tomato mixture for orzo, tomato, and zucchini toss.

Cooking Light, April 2003
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