Spring is here and with warm weather comes friendly gatherings and cookouts. If you are like me, you will always want to bring something tasty to the table that both adults and kids will enjoy, but also, that doesn’t take a lot of time to make it.
Below you will find a yummy recipe of orzo pasta paired with chewy sun-dried cherry tomatoes and sweet corn that is easy to make and it’s sure to wow the crowds. Add juicy chicken breast which gives the necessary protein to complete the meal. Creamy goat cheese and salty asiago are used to finish off the dish.
Chicken Orzo with Sun-Dried Cherry Tomatoes & Asiago Cheese
1 box orzo
1 pound Amish thin chicken breast cutlets
paprika salt and pepper
1 small container cherry/grape tomatoes
1 jar of sun-dried cherry tomatoes
1 package of frozen sweet corn
Goat cheese optional
Asiago cheese to taste
You prepare the orzo in a large pot of salted water. You drizzle with olive oil in the pasta water, so it’s not sticking together. While this is cooking you either saute or bake the chicken breasts with the sun-dried cherry tomatoes. I season mine with salt pepper and a paprika mix. Towards the end of the cooking if you saute them in a pan add the corn until soft and fully cooked.
In the meantime you cut the cherry tomatoes in half, place them in a large serving bowl where you will put the orzo and the rest of the ingredients. Season them with oregano thyme and salt.
Once the orzo is done scoop with a pasta spoon into the serving bowl where you placed the tomatoes. It’s ok for some of the pasta water to transfer. The heat of the orzo will warm up the tomatoes. Add asiago and goat cheese stir so it’s distributed evenly. Finish with the chicken sun dried tomatoes, corn mixture. You can eat warm or at room temperature, enjoy!