One pan Italian chicken & orzo

4 Servings


40 MIN


0-15 mins


25 MIN


500 g

Skinless chicken thigh fillets


Large onion, sliced


Cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 tbsp

Gregg's tomato paste

1/2 tsp

Gregg's crushed chilli

400 g

Can Wattie's Italian style tomatoes

1/2 cup

Chicken stock or water

3/4 cup

Orzo pasta

2 tbsp

Mediterranean basil pesto chunky dip


Parmesan cheese to garnish


Step 1

Heat a dash of oil in a lidded frying pan. Add the chicken fillets and brown over high heat. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Step 2

Reduce the heat to medium– low, add the onion and garlic to the pan and stir fry until softened. Stir in the Gregg's Tomato Paste and Gregg's Crushed Chilli and cook for a minute.

Step 3

Pour over the Wattie's Italian Style Tomatoes and stock or water. Stir, while bringing the sauce to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and return the chicken to the pan. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes, turning the chicken occasionally.

Step 4

Scatter over the orzo and stir into the sauce. Continue cooking for a further 15 minutes, stirring again part way through cooking, until the orzo is tender and the chicken is cooked.

Step 5

Stir through Mediterranean Basil Pesto. Serve garnished with a little grated Parmesan. Accompany with your favourite green vegetables – steamed green beans or broccoli florets go well.