Creamy Mushroom Chicken Orzo
the best appetizer
- salt & pepper
- olive oil
- chicken thighs (or breasts)
- red onion
- Swiss brown mushrooms
- orzo pasta
- dried porcini mushrooms
- chicken stock
Season chicken with salt & pepper. Heat oil over high, then brown chicken thighs skin-side down. Cook 5 minutes, flip, then cook another 3 minutes. Set aside.
Drain all but 1 Tablespoon oil in pan. Over medium heat, add onion, celery, and garlic. Cook 2-3 minutes.
Boil water and pour over dried porcini. Let sit for 2 minutes to soften, then scoop them out and chop them.
Strain the porcini into the chicken stock. Add Swiss brown mushrooms to the pan. Saute 1 minute, add orzo, and saute 2 minutes.
Add salt, pepper, porcini, and stock, and stir. Bring to a boil, add the chicken skin-side up. Turn heat to low and simmer 10-12 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
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