Garlic Chicken with Browned Butter and White Wine Orzo
Garlic Chicken with Browned Butter and White Wine Orzo

Garlic Chicken with Browned Butter & White Wine Orzo

Posted by Natali on Mar 29, 2011


3 tbsp butter, separated
2 cups orzo pasta (I like Ronzoni)
1/2 c. dry white wine
2.5 c. chicken broth
1 lb chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
kosher salt, pepper
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


1. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir with a whisk until butter begins to brown. Add dry orzo to butter and stir, allow orzo to brown slightly.
2. Add white wine to orzo, stir, cook until liquid evaporates. Add chicken broth, stir and turn heat up to medium high. Allow to boil, then reduce heat to medium low and cover. Simmer until liquid is all absorbed.
3. Melt remaining 1 tbsp butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Toss in chicken. Season with 1/2 tsp kosher salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. When chicken begins to brown, add garlic and reduce heat to medium. Stir chicken often, cook until done.
4. When orzo has absorbed all liquid and is tender, add 1/4 tsp kosher salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and parmesan cheese. Stir.
5. Serve chicken over orzo and garnish with fresh parsley (optional).

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Anonymous (not verified)  |  Sun, 2013-08-25 18:56

Incredible!! Amazingly delish!! I added a full cup of this wine, New Age, and it was a little sweeter than expected, but I'd do it again! :) I made this for me this time, but cant wait to share with friends very soon.