Orzo pasta is baked in a skillet with chicken, feta, tomatoes, spinach and dill in this gorgeous and easy recipe for Greek chicken pasta.
This Greek chicken pasta is a winner all the way around.
Everything cooks in one skillet. No extra pots and pans.
Not only is this dinner ridiculously easy to make, it's also a show stopper. Put a skillet of this baked Greek chicken and orzo on the table and I guarantee that your family will be impressed.
Best of all, this dinner is seriously delicious. The orzo bakes into a creamy texture that is flavored with garlic and dill, tomato, spinach and salty chunks of feta.
Here's How to Make Baked Orzo and Chicken
- Saute garlic, tomatoes and frozen spinach
- Add orzo, chicken broth, dill and salt
- Add chicken tenders and feta
- Bake about 20 minutes
- Top with fresh dill and lemon
Do I Have to Chicken Tenders?
The small, even size of chicken tenders works well in this recipe because chicken tenders cook in 20 minutes or less. This is the same amount of time that the orzo needs to cook. Leave the orzo in longer than 20 minutes, and it will start getting too soft and mushy.
You can also use chicken breasts, cut into even strips. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs could work too if they're small enough to cook within 20 minutes.
What is Orzo?
Orzo is pasta that is shaped like a long grain of rice. Orzo cooks just like any other type of pasta. Another name for orzo is "risoni pasta."
One of my kids loves warm orzo with butter, so I often serve it as a side dish at dinner. I love cold orzo pasta salads, with feta, olives, beans and fresh herbs.
Orzo is also delicious served as a side dish with Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce.
More Chicken Recipes
- Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
- Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
- Sheet-Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Cauliflower
- Sheet-Pan Soy Sauce Chicken and Broccoli