Beer, Orzo and Chicken

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"This is an quick and easy one-pot recipe that highlights the orzo."


40 m servings 379 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 379 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 35g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 424 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the orzo in a small bowl. Pour enough beer into the bowl to cover the orzo; set the remaining beer aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Drain the fat from the skillet and lower heat to medium. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onions are translucent.
  3. Pour in the orzo mixture, the rest of the beer, chicken broth, tomato sauce, pimentos, and turmeric; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the peas; simmer another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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  1. 9 Ratings


I used beef instead of chicken and broccoli instead of peas and roasted bell peppers instead of pimentos and it came out good. Very versitile recipe to use what you have on hand! Thanks!

My rating scale (cause number of stars is subjective): 1-Didn't like it, 2-It's okay, 3-Liked it, 4-Loved it, 5-Can't get enough of it. I wasn't sure what to expect with this receipe. I followed...

I would not recommend this recipe as is. The ratio of orzo to liquid is not right. I had to drain half of the liquid, because it was very soupy. I would recommend reducing the amount of beer an...

I was so excited when I saw "beer, orzo and chicken" because they are 3 of my husband's favorite things and thought it would be a perfect dinner. It turned out terribly...the sauce was especiall...

Really not good. Really really. In an attempt to save the pan of food, I strained it and rinsed it completely. Added some black beans and served it on corn taco shells.

Both my husband and I found this dish completely unpalatable (I type this review as I am about to leave to go get fast food). The only thing I did different was used fresh bell peppers instead ...

Sure, it's easy, and it's a one-pot recipe, but it was really bitter. I made it with a pumpkin ale after reading some of the reviews saying it was bitter, and my husband and I couldn't even fini...

Really bitter, weird sloppy consistency, not sure what could save this. I went with it in the first place because it was the "chicken recipe of the day" but I guess that doesn't mean All Recipes...

Found this to be simple and fairly tasty - though the turmeric is a bit out of balance. This would be why some found it bitter and unpalatable, of course turmeric is one of those tastes you lik...