This recipe is classic comfort food – warm and soothing with simple flavors.

It’s based off of a recipe posted on one of my new favorite websites: Broke and Healthy. Totally check that website out. Dozens of delicious and affordable dishes to whip up.

This may not be the most appealing photo, but it smelled really good and I was too impatient to taste it to make it look any prettier for pictures. Trust me, it’s tastier than it appears 🙂

(Serves 4)
1/2 box orzo, cooked
1 TBS vegetable oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
8oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 TBS flour
1 1/2-2 C chicken broth
salt & pepper to taste

First thing – Get your orzo cooking.

Now, in a large skillet or sauce pan, heat the oil on medium to medium-high heat and add in the onion. Cook until lightly browned and starting to caramelize (remember to keep stirring it to keep from burning).

Add in the pieces of chicken and toss around until lightly browned on all sides. Next add in the minced garlic and sliced mushrooms (the best part! I love baby bellas). Cook until the mushrooms are softened, about 3-5 minutes.

Throw in the flour and stir to coat all the ingredients. Slowly pour in the chicken broth, stir, and allow to simmer until thickened (add a little salt and pepper to taste).

The orzo should be cooked and drained by now. Spoon a large serving onto a plate and top with the chicken/mushroom mixture and make sure to get plenty of that sauce!

(Next time I might play around and use white rice cooked in chicken broth instead of orzo and possibly throw in a little white wine and thyme into the sauce.)