Thursday, November 21, 2013

orzo chicken stir-fry

if I thought last night was adlibbing, tonight was like playing madlib with a 3 year old--my options were so severely limited that it was comical. no rosemary, no milk, no regular pasta. it's not the prettiest dish, but it did the job. this is one of those recipes that I'm going to give you what I had on hand. please substitute as necessary. 

2 bowls of orzo stir-fry
1 chicken breast
1/2 onion
1/2 lemon
1/2 orange bell pepper
4 cloves garlic
orzo pasta
chicken broth
parmesan cheese
1/4 up heavy cream
splash of sushi vinegar

  • pour your orzo into a pot and fill with chicken broth instead of water. put it on a burner and let it boil until the pasta is done. 
  • while that's going on, heat your oil and toss in sliced chicken breast with spices and butter. let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • add in the onion, garlic, and bell pepper, and let everything cook for another 3-4 minutes. your chicken should be fully cooked. 
  • drain the orzo and add it to the chicken/veggies. knock the heat to med-low and add the sushi vinegar and squeeze the juice out of the lemon half.
  • now it's a stir fry--stir it occasionally for another 3-4 minutes. add in the cream and cheese, let it fry for a little more, and you're good.

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