Orzo with Chicken and Asiago

  • Jessnc Posted: 01/26/10
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    I do believe this recipe has potential. It came together very quickly for me, but it lacked flavor. If I were to make it again, I would add a little garlic and, as others have done, make it with all chicken broth, no water. I served it with sauteed spinach.

  • 78jessica Posted: 05/19/09
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    I found this to be very bland. If I make it again I'd saute the chicken with some spices or marinated before adding it to the orzo. I think it really lacks flavor and the texture of the orzo didn't come out the way I'd like it to either.

  • mikegallo Posted: 01/08/09
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    So Easy and tasty for the weeknights. highly reccomended.

  • Hyebun Posted: 04/13/09
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    My husband wasn't crazy about this recipe, but it reminded me of modern "comfort food". I did make a few changes, as it is a bit on the bland side. I subsituted 1c. chicken broth for the 1c. water (total 2c. chicken broth). I used rotissere chicken and added this with peas and extra cheese when almost all the broth had been absorbed. Very easy and quick.

  • felice1 Posted: 12/14/10
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    Unlike most of the reviewers, my family and I were not fans of this recipe. I won't be making it again.

  • haileej88 Posted: 06/07/09
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    I thought the recipe was an easy after work meal. However, it was a little bland. I added garlic to the sauce and if I make it again I will add mushrooms as well. I think it has potential but the chicken definitely could use some seasoning.

  • CGroos Posted: 04/14/09
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    I doubled the recipe for my family. Great weeknight meal. Added onion and garlic to broth. Added mushrooms during last 2 minutes of cooking. Added tbsp of Vietnamese garlic chili sauce and 1/2 lemon juice instead of herbs.

  • kateford Posted: 04/22/09
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    I love this recipe. It is very comforting. I recommend sauting the chicken with alittle garlic, salt, pepper, whatever, then adding the broth and water, boil, add pasta, etc. I have made this several times and my husband always loves it.

  • KDH0521 Posted: 07/28/09
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    Very easy, quick, and tasty! Great for a weeknight; I've also taken it to friends with a new baby. They wanted the recipe too!

  • Pittsburgh1 Posted: 04/29/09
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    I was looking for a quick meal to make for my kids before we get to soccer/baseball practice. This was so easy to make and very tasty! I didn't have all the ingredients it called for so I improvised with what I had and it was still delicious. Next time I will try to remember to saute the chicken first with some seasoning and I think I will add a little onion as well. I didn't have peas so I added green beans which my kids love. This is definately a keeper!

  • TexasOnMyMind Posted: 10/21/09
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    An excellent week night recipe that is fairly healthy and easy to make. I used all chicken broth instead of chicken broth and water, and I used pre-cooked and seasoned frozen chicken breasts from my grocery store to put in the boiling broth. Everything was well seasoned and yummy, and it is FAST! Another excellent recipe from Cooking Light.

  • cookfromsocal Posted: 05/01/10
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    I love orzo and this was a great dish. It's not overly flavorful so next time I might try adding some garlic as previous reviewers suggested. Had it for lunch the next day without the added cheese. Still wonderful. Used oregano, will try basil next time. A definite repeat.

  • Daniellelee Posted: 12/06/10
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    Very easy and pretty tasty. Great week night meal when you are short on time.

  • EPMaxwell Posted: 04/28/09
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    Very good; the asiago adds a rich flavor which was a welcome change from the normal parmesan flavor we are used to. I followed the recipe as is, but i did add a little seasoning to the chicken before cooking it. Served it with tossed green salad and breadsticks, as suggested on the "1 List, 5 Meals" menu from week 9. Thank MyRecipes.com!!

  • dawn901 Posted: 04/27/10
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    this dish was fast & SO easy...most importantly...it was very tasty!! great summer lunch/dinner on the fly!!

  • lauracurley Posted: 08/25/09
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    Very good, with modifications: substituted more chicken broth instead of water and boiled the orzo by itself for 12 minutes. Sautéed bite-size chicken pieces in butter, one clove crushed garlic, 1/4 tsp. fresh rosemary minced very small, and salt & pepper, let brown a bit. Add chicken to rice (after the rice has finished cooking) along with the other ingredients - I used about 1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary and 1 tsp. fresh basil minced very small, and also lemon juice and more salt & pepper to taste. Delicious!

  • SusanDudley Posted: 03/14/10
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    i have made this recipe since i first recieved it back in 99. i always loved it and found it somehow comforting. i serve it in a deep bowl with melty french bread and applesauce. well, i had forgotten about it, haven't made it in years and i finally got to sign into my old account and re-discovered it. i took the advice of other reviewers and added a teas. garlic, extra peas and extra asagio and yuuuuum! i also added a bit too much liquid which if you find it dry, i suggest doing over olive oil, just add a tad bit more chick. broth. will continue to make again and again!

  • sprater1 Posted: 06/27/10
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    I took everyone's advice and cooked the orzo in 3c chicken broth. Cooked the chicken in 1 Tbsp butter and tossed in some rosemary and 1 clove diced garlic. Added that to the rest of the recipe. Added the complete amount of asiago cheese. Very yummy!

  • hawaii101 Posted: 07/21/10
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    I loved it, It wasn't anything fancy but it was a perfect fast kid friendly dinner...

  • Penelopeia Posted: 01/09/11
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    Added garlic as others suggested. Used Italian seasoning. Didn't have any frozen peas, used canned green beans as a substitute. Everyone in our family enjoyed this dish including the 21-month old.

  • courtneycake Posted: 06/26/10
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    Great quick recipe. I substituted peas for spinach because I'm not a pea fan, and it turned out really nice. I was told it could use some lemon, so next time I will experiment with that. But this is definitely a recipe I'd make again - thanks!

  • travelchickie Posted: 05/08/11
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    It needed more veggies so I sliced up a zucchini, yellow squash and broccoli (didn't have the time to wait for the peas to unfreeze). I'm not a fan of boiled chicken so I used a chicken breast I had already baked with balsamic vinaigrette and chopped that up. I added a pinch of granulated garlic and red pepper flakes, and it was then a refreshing lunch! Definitely needed additions and some umph to it.

  • strawbaryz Posted: 08/10/11
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    Heavy and filling, if I ever make it again I would add more spices and less asiago

  • Emalani Posted: 02/08/14
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    I did not care for this. I used all chicken broth and no water, added garlic, used pre-cooked chicken, and used italian seasoning. My husband liked it, but I found the texture and ironically, the smell off-putting. I don't think I'll try it again!

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