Overhead view of a red and white skillet with Caprese Chicken and Orzo next to a small bowl of bocconcini, a plate with a fork on it and a glass of white wine.

Caprese Chicken & Orzo Skillet

Quick & Easy
Serving Time Icon 30 Min
Serves Number Icon Serves 4

Skip take-out tonight and try this Caprese Chicken & Orzo Skillet made with Ontario Bocconcini, it’s got a whole ton of flavour and will have you going for seconds - maybe even thirds.


Next time you’re cruising the cheese isle at your local grocery store, look for Ontario bocconcini from brands such as Tre Stelle, Ferrante Cheese, Santa Lucia, and Bella Casara.

Prep 10 MIN

Cook 20 MIN

Ingredients

Method

Step 1

Cut each chicken breast into 4 equal pieces crosswise and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with dried basil, salt and pepper tossing to coat well.

 
Step 2

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat and add oil. Brown chicken well on both sides and remove to a plate. Reduce heat to medium-low.

 
Step 3

Cook shallot and garlic for 2 minutes to soften. Stir in orzo to coat. Add tomatoes, cream, broth, and parmesan; bring to a simmer.

 
Step 4

Return chicken and accumulated juices to skillet and nestle into orzo mixture. Cover and simmer gently for about 10 minutes, turning chicken occasionally and stirring until chicken is no longer pink and orzo is tender but firm. Remove from heat; uncover and sprinkle with bocconcini. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes to soften cheese.

 
Step 5

Sprinkle with basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze if desired to serve.

Nutritional Information

One Serving 1/4th Recipe

Calories 780
Protein 52 g
Carbohydrates 65 g
Fat 35 g
Saturated Fat 17 g
Trans Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 145 mg
Sodium 910 mg
Fibre 5 g
Sugars 6 g

Top 5 Nutrients: Niacin ≥136%DV, Selenium ≥47%DV, Thiamin ≥44%DV, Vitamin B6 ≥35%DV, Calcium 28%DV.

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