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Creamy Chicken Cheddar Orzo

20 Minutes



Easy, one-pan chicken dinner! This Creamy Chicken Cheddar Orzo is a delicious and comforting dish that will satisfy your cravings for something filling and indulgent.

The star of this dish is the creamy cheddar cheese sauce that perfectly coats the tender pieces of chicken and orzo pasta. The addition of fresh herbs such as thyme and parsley add a burst of freshness to the dish and balance the richness of the sauce.

Whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner or a cozy weekend meal, this Creamy Chicken with Cheddar Orzo is sure to please.

Treat yourself to a bowl of comfort food with this delicious and nutritious creamy chicken and cheddar dish. It’s the perfect meal for days when you’re craving something comforting and filling without sacrificing your health goals.



Adjust Servings
200 grams orzo pasta
400 grams chicken breasts
1/2 brocolli
90 grams cheddar
1 red onion
450 ml chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Nutritional Information
450 Calories
18 g Fat
38 g Protein
35 g Carbs
3 g Sugars


Start with the Chicken
Start by heating a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced chicken to the pan, season with salt, pepper and oregano and cook until it is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
In the same pan, add diced red onion and chopped broccoli florets, and sauté until the veggies are tender, for about 3-4 minutes.
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Time for Orzo!
Next, add orzo to the skillet and pour in chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the orzo is cooked through.
When the orzo is done, stir in shredded cheddar cheese until it is melted and evenly distributed. Add the cooked chicken back to the skillet, and stir everything together. Finally, serve the Creamy Chicken Cheddar Orzo hot, garnished with a sprinkle of fresh herbs like parsley or chives.
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You can use any vegetables of your choice in this recipe. For example, you can replace broccoli with asparagus or spinach.
You can use any type of cheese that melts well. For a healthier option, you can use low-fat cheese or replace it with nutritional yeast for a vegan version.
You can substitute chicken with any other protein source such as tofu, chickpeas, or shrimp.
This dish can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. When reheating, you may need to add a splash of broth or milk to loosen up the sauce.


  • Julia

    This was so easy to make and tastes immaculate my roommate was so impressed when she got home

  • Laura

    This was FANTASTIC! Usually my husband always has some notes about changes he would make but he was quiet this time. He even called it his new comfort food. So glad I found this!!

    • Anna

      I am so happy to read this! Thank you for such a kind feedback <3

      • Laura

        Random Question-are the macros for the entire 1 serving or a portion?

        • Anna

          Macros are always for 1 portion 🙂

          • Brittany

            How much would be one portion?

          • Anna

            The recipe is for 4 servings, so just divide each ingredient into 1/4 🙂

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