Orzo With Peppers and Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Really easy and fast for a great weeknight dinner for two. Can easily be cut in half for one or as a side dish. Substituted spinach for asparagus one time...it's a pretty forgiving dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice chicken into bite size portions, sprinkle with lemon pepper, refrigerate. (This can be done several hours in advance as a dry maranade.).
  2. Use 1 TBS of olive oil and sautee chicken, set aside.
  3. In large pan, cook garlic, peppers and asparagus in remaining olive oil for 2 minutes or until tender crips.
  4. Add chicken and basil, stir well for a few minutes.
  5. Add cooked orzo and bring back up to temperature.


Most Helpful

Indeed, simple, quick, colourful and delicious. Orzo is not too common here, in the end I had to settle for risoni, much the same. A good supper dish, DH commented on how nice it was and he is often not too fond of risotto-like dishes, this, however, went down well. Thank you carolAnn, made for PAC Fall 2012

Karen Elizabeth October 24, 2012

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a