Chicken and Orzo

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 c. orzo
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, each cut into 4-5 pieces
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 c. sliced green onions
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 T. tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved and sliced
  • 3 T. dried tomato bits (optional)

Spray a pressure cooker generously with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat and sauté the orzo until golden brown. Remove and place in a small bowl. Set aside.

Spray the pressure cooker again with cooking spray and sauté the chicken, garlic and onions over medium-high heat until the chicken is browned. Add the broth, tomato paste and salt. Stir well.

Lock the pressure cooker lid in place and bring to high pressure. Stabilize the pressure and cook for 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the zucchini and measure out the tomato bits. After the 6 minutes, remove the pressure cooker lid using the cold-water release or steam valve release method. Add the orzo, zucchini and tomato bits. Mix well. Replace the lid and return to high pressure. Stabilize the pressure and cook an additional 4 minutes. Remove the pressure cooker lid using either of the methods mentioned above. Stir the mixture a couple of times and serve hot.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
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