Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Orzo

Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Orzo Recipe

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1/3 c
orzo pasta
3/4 c
chicken broth, low salt
salt to taste
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 small
onion, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp
minced garlic clove
anchovy filets, chopped
1/4 c
basil, fresh, tightly packed
egg white
1 Tbsp
dry bread crumbs
4 large
chicken breasts, boneless halves
1/3 c
1/4 c
balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp
olive oil

How to Make Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Orzo


  • 1Combine pasta and broth in a small pot, cover, place over medium-high heat, bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes, or until barely soft.
  • 2Remove from heat and transfer contents of the pot to a work bowl.
  • 3Add salt and pepper.
  • 4Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet on the stove, add the onions, garlic and anchovies and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • 5Scrape the mixture into a food processor, add basil and puree until coarsely ground.
  • 6Add onion mixture to the pasta in the mixing bowl and add egg white and bread crumbs.
  • 7Mix well.
  • 8Chill in the refrigerator.
  • 9Pull the tenderloins off the meat side of each breast and set aside.
  • 10Remove the skin in 1 piece and set aside.
  • 11Place breasts between layers of plastic wrap or wax paper and flatten to a 3/8-inch thickness.
  • 12Gently flatten the tenderloins.
  • 13Lay the breasts down on what was their skin side and place about 1/3 cup stuffing on each breast, leaving a 1-inch border.
  • 14Gather up the edges around the stuffing as best you can.
  • 15Lay a tenderloin on the opening and wrap each bundle with the skin.
  • 16Preheat oven to 350.
  • 17Place the bundles in a baking dish just large enough to hold them comfortably.
  • 18Pour in marsala and vinegar, cover and place in oven for 20 minutes.
  • 19Arrange the chicken on a platter and pour the cooking juices into a saucepan.
  • 20Place saucepan over high heat and boil until reduced by half.
  • 21Remove from the heat, pour the sauce into a mixing bowl and vigorously whisk in 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  • 22Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve immediately.

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About Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Orzo

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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