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    Zesty Chicken With Orzo (For Freezer Menus)

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    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    Troicook's Note:

    A recipe inspired by Betty Crocker, modified to be used by my friends and me in our once-a-month freezer meal prep. The ingredients are pre-assembled, frozen, then cooked fresh the night you want them. For the frozen vegetables, I find that a pre-made combination of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots works well, but any veggies that would cook in the same amount of time would work fine. Orzo is a fun pasta many people have never tried - it comes out very creamy in this recipe.

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    1. 1
      Add chicken to a 1 qt freezer bag, vegetables and 3T dressing to a second qt bag, and pasta to a snack size bag. Squeeze out air, seal, and label with a Sharpie marker. Place in freezer.
    2. 2
      Remove the bags from the freezer and defrost when you are ready to prepare the meal.
    3. 3
      Heat oil in skillet over med-high. Cook chicken in oil, turning once, for about 10 minutes until brown on both sides. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
    4. 4
      Add broth and water to skillet; heat to boiling. Stir in pasta; heat to boiling. Cook uncovered about 9 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in vegetables and dressing.
    5. 5
      Add chicken; sprinkle with pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and the chicken juices are no longer pink.

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    Nutritional Facts for Zesty Chicken With Orzo (For Freezer Menus)

    Serving Size: 1 (415 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 433.6
    Calories from Fat 136
    Total Fat 15.1 g
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    Cholesterol 46.4 mg
    Sodium 318.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
    Sugars 1.8 g
    Protein 26.6 g

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