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    One-pot paprika chicken & orzo

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • Total time: 55 minutes

    Serves: 4


    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 onion, sliced
    2 garlic cloves, sliced
    about 500g chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite-sized chunks
    1-2 tsp hot smoked paprika, to taste
    400g can Cirio Chopped Tomatoes
    500ml chicken stock
    1 tbsp red wine vinegar
    200g roasted red peppers (drained weight), cut into thick slices
    80g pitted black kalamata olives
    1 pot Cooks’ Ingredients Flat Leaf Parsley
    300g orzo 


    1. Put the oil in a large frying pan or wide casserole dish over a low-medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; season. Cook for 10-12 minutes until soft and turning golden. Add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes, until sealed on all sides.

    2. Stir in the paprika, cook for 1 minute, then add the chopped tomatoes, stock, vinegar, peppers and olives; bring to the boil. Cut the stems of half the parsley plant, reserve the leaves, then finely chop the stems and add to the sauce. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

    3. Stir in the orzo and cook, stirring regularly, for 10-12 minutes until the orzo is tender and the chicken is thoroughly cooked through, the juices run clear and no pink meat remains. Scatter over the parsley leaves and serve. 

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose & Partners Food Comfort Food supplement, November 2019 issue. Download the Waitrose & Partners Food app for the full issue


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