Creamy Basil Pesto Chicken with Tuscan Herb and Tomato Orzo
easy prep & pan included
Prep & Cook Time:35-45 min.
Cook Within:5 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
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Prepare the Ingredients
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. When ingredient appears in recipe, remove from packaging. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry.
Mix orzo, chicken base, 11/2 cups water, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in provided tray until completely combined. Top with tomatoes.
Add the Chicken
Pat chicken breasts dry. Crumble cheese spread.
Top orzo with chicken breasts. Top chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper and cheese spread.If using pork chops, follow same instructions.
Finish the Dish
Bake uncovered in hot oven until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 30-35 minutes.
If using pork chops, bake uncovered in hot oven until pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 20-25 minutes.Carefully remove from oven. Remove chicken to a plate and spread baked cheese spread evenly. Top with pesto.Add butter and half the Parmesan to orzo and stir until creamy. Garnish with remaining Parmesan. Bon appétit!
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