Chicken and Sausage Orzo Pasta


This is an easy and satisfying one-pot chicken, sausage, and pasta dish. In this video, you’ll learn how to make an orzo pasta recipe that’s cooked on... See more the stovetop in the style of a risotto rice dish! You’ll also learn an East Indian technique of sautéing the spice blend with the orzo that really wakes up flavors. Then, using the risotto method, you’ll sauté the orzo pasta with chopped bell pepper, and then gradually add stock, stirring until the pasta has absorbed the stock and is tender—just like risotto. Follow along with Chef John’s recipe for Chicken and Sausage Orzo Pasta. To finish this dish, just add the browned chicken thighs and sausage back into the pan and warm through. This makes a delicious and surprisingly simple weeknight meal that’s easy to clean up. See more Chef John videos >>

Share It

The Chatter


Apr 20, 2014 6:03 PM

For a gluten-free dish I would replace orzo with quinoa or a mixture of the two and essentially make a risotto. This would be a useful addition to the gluten-free repertoire of chefs.

You'll Also Like

Chicken Asiago and Orzo Pasta Plays64,480

Chicken Asiago and O…

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Plays69,411

Pesto Pasta with Chi…

Angel Chicken Pasta Plays35,351

Angel Chicken Pasta

Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta Plays40,837

Chicken and Bow Tie …

Cajun Chicken Pasta Plays30,331

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Greek Chicken Pasta Plays21,261

Greek Chicken Pasta

Sausage Pasta Plays33,032

Sausage Pasta

Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad Plays26,579

Mandarin Chicken Pas…



    previous video:

    Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad



    next video:

    Chicken Asiago and Orzo Pasta