baked chicken & orzo recipe

Baked Chicken & Orzo

I found a baked chicken & orzo recipe on Pinterest and adapted it for my family.  The recipe I found was HUGE, so i cut it down for 4.  Its simple and 1 pan.  Orzo is a great alternative to rice, cooks up nice and takes on flavor just like any pasta.  The original recipe called for way more butter than I used, and way more sage.  I like just a hint – you could totally substitute dried sage for the fresh if you didnt want to buy a whole package to only use 2 leaves.

Baked Chicken & Orzo

Fast, Yummy, Easy. Great for a quick dinner or for company!
Author Carrie Hill


  • 4 Tbsp Butter Divided
  • 2 Large Chicken Breasts or 4 small (Butterfly the large ones)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 C. Onion Minced
  • 1 Clove Garlic Minced
  • 1/4 C. Crimini Mushrooms sliced
  • 2 Leaves Sage Chopped (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 1 C. Orzo
  • 2 C. Chicken Broth


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In a large skillet, melt 2 Tbsp Butter. Butterfly chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper. Brown in melted butter until golden brown on both sides. Remove to a paper towel lined plate
  3. Melt final 2 Tbsp Butter in skillet, add in onion, mushrooms and garlic. Saute until mushrooms start to wilt. Add in Orzo and coat with butter in pan until the pasta turns slightly brown and toasty.
  4. Add sage and 2 cups broth, add chicken on top
  5. Bake for 40 minutes
  6. Enjoy

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Lemons for Lulu