Thursday, July 31, 2008

Healthy Recipe:Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Orzo

This is a recipe from one of my cookbooks from the Giveaway in the previous post. I told you I would try to post a couple! I haven't made this, but it sounds easy and interesting. See what you think...

Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Orzo
1 cup orzo
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 (8 oz.) jars tomato sauce (no salt added)
1 tablespoon honey
1 pound cooked chicken breast strips

1. Cook the orzo according to package directions. Drain and put in a serving bowl. Mix in the parsley and 2 teaspoons of the oil. Keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a nonstick saucepan, then add the onion, garlic, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cayenne. Saute until the onion is soft, then stir in the tomato sauce and honey. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce comes to a boil. Add the chicken and heat to serving temperature. Spoon the chicken and sauce over the orzo.

4 servings, 401 cal., 9 g fat, 3 g fiber, 8 pts

There you have it. Try it out and enter the Giveaway on the previous post to try and win the cookbooks that include this recipe and many more.

Lisa :)


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