Zesty Chicken With Orzo

Zesty Chicken With Orzo
With this pressure cooker recipe, the chicken and orzo cook together. Zucchini, tomato, and fresh thyme are added at the end to complete the one-pan meal.
Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Cook 20 m



  1. 1 of 6 Be sure to read pressure cooker manufacturers direction before beginning.
  2. 2 of 6 Sprinkle the chicken breasts with 2 teaspoons of the lemon-pepper seasoning.
  3. 3 of 6 Melt butter in pressure cooker without top over medium heat. Add the onion; saute for 5 minutes or until the onion has softened. Stir in the orzo to coat with the butter. Pour in the chicken broth, salt and the remaining lemon-pepper seasoning. Layer the chicken breasts on top of the orzo mixture. Increase the heat to medium-high. Place the lid on top of the pressure cooker and lock.
  4. 4 of 6 Once cooker has reached pressure, lower heat to maintain pressure, and begin timing; cook chicken for 8 minutes. Remove from heat; release pressure; cool down; remove the lid. The internal temperature of chicken should register 160 degrees F on instant-read thermometer. Remove chicken from cooker; keep warm.
  5. 5 of 6 Place cooker without top over medium heat. Stir orzo to release any grains stuck to bottom. Add zucchini, tomatoes and thyme; cook, stirring, for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are softened and orzo is tender.
  6. 6 of 6 Transfer the orzo mixture to a platter or individual plates. Top with chicken. Serve warm. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Information for Zesty Chicken With Orzo
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Per Serving: 1 g fiber, 621 mg sodium, 95 mg chol., 4 g sat. fat, 24 g carb., 9 g Fat, total, 332 kcal cal., 36 g pro.