Recipe: Chicken & Orzo

Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 11:49 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 12, 2023 at 10:22 AM CDT
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Lucy Greer shares a family-favorite chicken and orzo recipe!


  • 16 oz orzo
  • 14.5 oz chicken broth
  • 14.5 oz beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, remove skin and shred chicken
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat in a pot. Add orzo. Stir constantly for 5 minutes until orzo is lightly brown and toasted. Add chicken broth, beef broth, water, kosher salt, and black pepper. Reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add zucchini. Simmer for another 10 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender. Turn off heat. Add grape tomatoes, shredded chicken, and parmesan cheese. Stir until combined. Serve hot.


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