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This one pot chicken marsala orzo takes all the work out of traditional chicken marsala and transforms it into a quick, easy weeknight meal made entirely in one pot!
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One Pot Chicken Marsala Orzo

This one pot chicken marsala orzo takes all the work out of traditional chicken marsala and transforms it into a quick, easy weeknight meal made entirely in one pot!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 428kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (2 medium breasts)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • 8 oz cremini or button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry orzo pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup dry marsala wine
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Cut each breast in half horizontally so you have 4 thin chicken cutlets. Season chicken well on both sides with salt and pepper then dredge in flour, shaking off excess.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 9-in cast iron skillet OR a high-walled stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat until pan is hot. Add chicken and sear 3-4 minutes on first side, then flip to opposite side and add remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes on opposite side until chicken is golden brown and registers 165F. Transfer chicken to a plate and keep warm.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to same pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add shallot and mushrooms and saute 2-3 minutes until tender. Add garlic and orzo and cook an additional 1-2 minutes until orzo is slightly toasted.
  • Pour chicken broth and marsala wine into skillet and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer orzo 10-12 minutes stirring occasionally until orzo is tender and most of liquid is evaporated.
  • Reduce heat to low and fold whipping cream into orzo. Season orzo with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange chicken on top and simmer an additional 3-5 minutes on low until chicken is heated through. Top skillet with parsley and serve immediately while warm. Enjoy!

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Notes

Storing Instructions
Store orzo in refrigerator up to 6 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast cutlet and 6-8 oz orzo | Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.2g | Protein: 34.3g | Fat: 15.7g | Saturated Fat: 6.7g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 791mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 5.1g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 4mg