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Rotisserie Chicken with Orzo Skillet

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Dinner doesn’t have to be boring, and with this Rotisserie Chicken with Orzo Skillet dinner recipe you can have the most juicy chicken dinner made with tender chicken and small pasta all made with a store-bought rotisserie chicken. 

Easy recipes are my favorite and with the combination of the precooked chicken and everything made in one pot, this is such an easy dinner recipe making it perfect for weeknight dinners when the last thing you want to do is cook. 

If you are looking for new recipes the whole family will love, this one-pot meal will easily become one of your new favorite recipes after you make it the first time.

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Ingredients for Rotisserie Chicken with Orzo Skillet

rotisserie chicken with orzo skillet
  • Chicken: rotisserie chicken found in the deli section and chopped into smaller pieces, or other chicken precooked
  • Oil: I like using olive oil but vegetable oil could work too
  • Pasta: for this recipe you’ll need uncooked dry orzo, this is the rice-shaped pasta
  • Vegetables: you will need chopped carrots, diced yellow onion, and frozen peas
  • Broth: get chicken broth for this chicken orzo skillet
  • Seasonings: salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, dried basil
  • Cream: you will use heavy cream in this recipe
  • Cheese: use shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

How to make Rotisserie Chicken with Orzo Skillet

rotisserie chicken with orzo skillet

To a large skillet pan on the stove over medium-high heat add the oil. Once oil is hot add the carrots and onion sauté for 3-4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

rotisserie chicken with orzo skillet

Add in the uncooked orzo pasta, seasonings, and broth turn heat to low and let simmer covered, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.

rotisserie chicken with orzo skillet

Remove the lid and stir in the peas, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and rotisserie chicken.

rotisserie chicken with orzo skillet

Cover and let simmer stirring occasionally for 3-4 more minutes

How to store leftover this skillet meal:

Fridge: Place any of the leftover shredded chicken and orzo pasta in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 3-4 days until you are ready to eat it for a quick lunch or easy dinner.

rotisserie chicken with orzo skillet

Tips and tricks for making creamy chicken orzo recipe: 

Toppings for chicken orzo:

  • Red pepper flakes for more heat
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Green onion
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Fresh herbs like parsley
rotisserie chicken with orzo skillet

Type of chicken to use for chicken orzo skillet:

​When making this recipe I love to just use a premade rotisserie chicken from the deli section at my grocery store. It keeps this recipe super simple and lessens the cooking time for this dinner recipe. 

If you cannot get a rotisserie chicken in advance, you can always make up some boneless chicken breasts and shred them in advance for this recipe. Just make sure you are using pre-cooked chicken as the time for this recipe will not give enough time to cook the chicken through.

rotisserie chicken with orzo skillet

More chicken recipes to make:

Enchilada Potato Skillet

Chicken tacos

Barbecue Orange Chicken

Slow Cooker Alfredo Tuscan Chicken 

Rotisserie Chicken with Orzo Skillet

Recipe by Julia Pacheco
Course: DinnerCuisine: Italian, AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4-5

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

22

minutes

Rotisserie Chicken with Orzo Skillet dinner made easy with premade chicken and uncooked all cooked in one pot and filled with amazing flavor. Perfect for busy weeknights!

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Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups rotisserie chicken, chopped into smaller pieces

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 cup uncook orzo

  • 1 cup carrots, chopped

  • 1 Yellow onion, diced

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp dried basil

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded or grated

Directions

  • To a large pan on the stove over medium high heat add the oil. Once oil is hot add the carrots and onion sauté for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the orzo, seasonings, and broth turn heat to low and let simmer covered, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and stir in the peas, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and rotisserie chicken.
  • Cover and let simmer stirring occasionally for 3-4 more minutes

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