Chicken and Orzo Bake

Chicken and Orzo Bake

A tasty chicken and orzo casserole recipe made with Parmesan cheese, garlic, peas, and a breadcrumb topping.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Step 2

    Cook pasta following package directions. Drain pasta and rinse.
  3. Step 3

    Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Cut into bite-size pieces.
  4. Step 4

    Add olive oil and butter to a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, cook the chicken, stirring, until browned. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.
  5. Step 5

    Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in the skillet. Cook onion and garlic for 1 minute. Stir in the flour until well blended. Add chicken broth and milk. Cook, stirring, until thickened.
  6. Step 6

    Add the Parmesan cheese, pimiento, and peas. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed. Stir the chicken and drained pasta into the mixture.
  7. Step 7

    Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
  8. Step 8

    Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the casserole.
  9. Step 9

    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly.
  10. Step 10

    Serve and enjoy!