Chicken & Broccoli Orzo

by | Oct 16, 2023 | Dinner, Recipes

Since this recipe is made with orzo, a whole grain pasta, it’s healthier for you as oppose to other pastas. This makes orzo a more nutritious option, especially when it’s combined with healthy foods, like vegetables and lean proteins. Enjoy!

Makes 4 Servings, takes ~40 minutes


  • 1 cup Orzo (dry)
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Shallot (minced)
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth, Low Sodium
  • 3/4 cup Canned Coconut Milk (full fat)
  • 2 tbsps Lemon Juice
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper
  • 1 1/3 lbs Chicken Thighs (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 cups Broccoli (chopped into florets)
  • 2 tbsps Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro (chopped)


  • In a large pot, over medium heat, toast the orzo for about 30 seconds, stirring frequently until it is very light brown.
  • Add the oil and shallot and stir it all together with the orzo. Add the broth, coconut milk, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the chicken thighs and broccoli all around the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with parmesan and cilantro and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Total Calories: 455

Fat: 20g

Carbs: 28g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 3g

Protein: 39g

Cholesterol: 145mg

Sodium: 230mg

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