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One Pot Mushroom Herb Chicken Orzo | lecremedelacrumb.com

One Pot Mushroom Herb Chicken Orzo

Simple ingredients bring this incredibly flavorful one pot mushroom herb chicken orzo together in just 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 307kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken thighs OR 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sundried tomatoes (dehydrated, not packed in oil), very finely chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup dried orzo pasta
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • optional: fresh-squeezed lemon juice, fresh herbs


  • Whisk together garlic powder and next 7 ingredients (all of the seasonings). Season chicken on both sides with some of the seasoning mixture. Reserve the rest of the seasoning, you'll use it a later step.
  • Drizzle a large pan or skillet with oil and brown chicken over medium heat (about 2-3 minutes on each side). Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • Add orzo, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, and remaining seasoning mixture to the pan. Stir over medium heat 2-3 minutes until fragrant and orzo is browned. Stir in chicken broth.
  • Add chicken to the pan (on top of the orzo and mushrooms), cover and cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed, orzo is tender, and chicken is cooked through. 
  • Top with fresh-squeezed lemon juice and garnish with fresh herbs (such as oregano and rosemary) if desired and serve hot.


Mushrooms: add more mushrooms if you're a mushroom lover, or leave them out altogether if they're not your thing! 


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg