Chicken Scampi with Caprese Orzo

Chicken Scampi with Caprese Orzo Recipe

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Prep/Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 5
Average Rating: Star Star Star Star Star


1 package
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 cup orzo
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cups roma tomatoes, diced
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
3 tablespoons basil, chopped
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, place the chicken breasts in the pan. After cooking for 2-3 minutes add the minced garlic to the pan. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes then flip the chicken over and add the white wine and lemon juice.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 5 minutes. When the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 170°F remove it from the pan and add the butter, parsley and lemon zest to the remaining sauce. Turn the heat to low and stir until the sauce becomes smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. Cook orzo in salted boiling water for 8-10 minutes. Once the pasta is cooked, strain and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.

  • Serving Size 336g

  • Servings Per Recipe 5

  • Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)

  • Calories 600

  • Total Fat 31g (48%)

  • Saturated Fat 10g (50%)

  • Trans Fat 0g

  • Cholesterol 115mg (38%)

  • Sodium 650mg (27%)

  • Total Carbohydrate 33g (11%)

  • Dietary Fiber 2g

  • Sugars 5g

  • Protein 42g

  • Vitamin A 25%

  • Vitamin C 25%

  • Calcium 25%

  • Iron 10%

  • * Percent of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    ** This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label may vary slightly.

carlean gbadeyanka - jacksonville, FL 5/13/2014 10:35:34 AM
This was easy to make and so delicious
Jinny Baldridge - Bishop, CA 5/12/2014 11:25:39 PM
Very good recipe. I just added more green vegetables to the dish
abigail mercado - chicago, IL 5/12/2014 10:11:01 PM
I like this I add onions with garlic it just taste so good
Ronald BartlettSr - Camden, DE 5/12/2014 7:53:37 PM
I cannot wait to try this recipe.Sounds yummy
Jen Smallwood - Portsmouth, VA 5/12/2014 7:44:06 PM
this is a quick n yummy dinner any night of the week...
Kim - Howell , MI 5/12/2014 7:10:04 PM
Love don't change it
liz hoskins - hamilton, OH 5/12/2014 6:11:13 PM
my family loves chicken . this was a nice change and i had no left overs. i will be fixing it again.
Cher - Ft Lauderdale, FL 11/21/2011 5:49:47 AM
Loved it, the only thing i changed was adding more Orzo.. This was such a fresh tasting dish...

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