Creamy Chicken, Mushroom & Spinach Orzo

So creamy, so rich, so delish – NO CREAM waaaaah? I made this recipe a while ago and it is way too good to not upload.

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Ingredients:

  •  2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (I like to cut off ALL the fat), diced
  • 1 pack of mushrooms , sliced
  • 3 tbsp ghee/butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 large/1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 chilli, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 cup of frozen spinach, thawed and roughly chopped
  • 1.5 cups of orzo
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup milk (any, I used whole)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley and parmesan (optional)

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Method:

  1. Wash and dice the chicken then fry in the olive oil until brown & cooked thorough
  2. Remove from pan leaving as much oil as possible, add mushrooms and cook until soft
  3. Remove mushrooms and keep aside with the chicken
  4. Add ghee/butter to the pan and allow to heat – add onion, chilli and garlic and cook until onions are translucent
  5. Add flour to the pan and stir into the butter
  6. Slowly add the stock and milk, whisking to incorporate into the butter-flour mixture
  7. Add orzo and cover on a low heat for 10 mins
  8. Remove cover, stir through, add salt, pepper, chicken, mushrooms and spinach
  9. Add parsley (if using) and parmesan
  10. I like to put in an ovenproof dish, sprinkle with parmesan and bake for 10-15 mins – so yum! Easily reheated in a microwave also!

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