Creamy Tomato Chicken Risoni (Orzo)

Creamy Tomato Chicken Risoni (Orzo)

Creamy Tomato Chicken Risoni (Orzo)

This is 20 days of dinners on a budget and day 18 brings you this Creamy Tomato Chicken Risoni (Orzo), perfect for nights where I want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. We try to save money by preparing most of our meals at home, this one is made in the one pan with minimal preparation and clean up. It’s the perfect family weeknight dinner, you can add any veg you like, I’ve gone with spinach so there is no chopping, save it for when you next need some dinner inspiration, you will love it!

Recipe
2 chicken breasts, halved lengthways to make 4 schnitzels
1 tsp garlic, freshly minced
1 tsp Italian herb mix (or substitute with dried oregano)
1 tsp sweet paprika
½ tsp salt flakes
¼ tsp cracked black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp unsalted butter
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup risoni/orzo (uncooked)
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup thickened/heavy cream
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 cups baby spinach leaves
½ cup Parmesan cheese
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste