Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rotisserie Chicken w/Orzo

If you're looking for a new idea on rotisserie chicken, I've come up with a nice dish with either a store-purchased rotisserie chicken or make your own!

1 2-2.5 lb Rotisserie Chicken (I use honey glazed store bought, but you can use Bourbon too or make your own).
2 Cups cooked Orzo
1 Bunch Fresh Parsley
1/2 Tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garlic Powder
1 Tsp. Oregano
1/2 Tsp. Celery Seed
1 Cup Chicken Stock
Fresh cracked pepper (to taste)


Cook orzo according to directions, drain, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, gently toss and set aside.

Peel skin from chicken and set aside. Cut chicken into bite-sized strips (or chunks) and place in a bowl. Then cut up skin into very small pieces with a chef's knife and place in small bowl.

Heat up large skillet on medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add chicken pieces and saute for a couple minutes stirring occasionally.  Add a couple more tablespoons of olive oil if needed. Add onion powder, garlic powder, celery seed and pepper. Saute for another minute or so and then add the chicken stock. Add the orzo and mix together with chicken. Add the cut up chicken skin (this adds NICE flavor to this dish!) Cook a few more minutes and then add the fresh parsley (about a cup).

Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter on top and gently stir into mixture.

If you want some texture, add in cashews or pine nuts 2 minutes before removing from heat.
Bon Appetite!

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