Gorgonzola Chicken and Orzo

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Delicious, warm, and rich, this dish is easy to prepare. I consider it a comfort food. It travels well, too, so is good for taking along to a friend's house or potlucks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim the fat from the chicken breasts, then cut into bite size pieces.
  2. Over medium-high heat, melt together the olive oil and butter in a large non-stick pan with high sides, then add the onion and sauté, stirring often, until just tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the minced garlic and chicken pieces sauté until chicken is browned on all sides, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the broth, orzo, lemon juice, oregano, basil, lemon zest, and pepper into to chicken mixture and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until pasta is to desired texture.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper, stir in the crumbled Gorgonzola, and serve.
  6. Goes well with a salad, crisp baby green beans, or asparagus.
  7. For a change of pace, try this recipe using cubed (boneless and skinless) turkey, duck, or even goose!
  8. A bit of proscuitto sauteed in with the chicken is good, too (not much, though - only about a tablespoon).
Most Helpful

A good, solid 4 stars from DH and myself. Quick and easy to make, I used the meat from a whole but small chicken. Certainly takes less than the 30 minutes of cooking the recipe suggests, more like 20. I was surprised it went together so quickly. I did not add the lemon zest, but did add the lemon juice. I also used a full 1/2 cup of blue cheese, which was fine for me, DH said it was just barely noticeable. A very brown recipe, needs some nice colorful, but plain veggies on the side. A good fall or winter recipe, as it is filling.

Kasha April 19, 2005

This recipe didn't taste bad, but just not to my liking (personal preference). I didn't like the lemon in this. I love gorgonzola, but it seemed to overpower this dish. I made it as a main course, perhaps it would have been better as a side dish. Sorry...

SkysMama April 06, 2005