Add a little more comfort to your list of comfort foods! This recipe is easy and quick--and did we mention delicious, too? Funny thing is....a lot of kids like this recipe, too!
We don't believe in set amounts in many of our recipes. That's because we want you to make it your way. Experiment a little...have fun and enjoy yourself! Use our recipes as a guide and go from there!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serving size: 3-4 people
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1 pkg. (16oz.) of Orzo
1 2lb. pkg. of boneless chicken breasts or boneless chicken thighs
1 red bell pepper
1 small pkg. of white button mushrooms
1 cup of loosely packed italian flat leaf parsely
1 Jar of Lizbeth Lane Gourmet Cuisine Lemon Piccata Simmer Sauce
Salt & papper to taste
Freshly grated parmesan cheese
1. Cook orzo according to instructions--do NOT cook until completely tender. Remove from heat while still stlightly firm- (al dente)
When finished cooking, strain orzo in collander and rinse orzo under cold water to remove excess starch. (Orzo tends to be starchy- see "Did you know" at left).
2. Cut up chicken and peppers into small bite sized pieces. Saute in olive oil or butter until chicken is just cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
3. Slice up mushrooms and saute in butter until tender--about 4-5 minutes. Add chopped italian parsely. Stir and remove from heat.
4. In a greased deep casserole dish, combine all ingredients. Add jar of Lizbeth Lane Lemon Piccata Sauce and stir to blend.
(If preparing a small casserole for only 2 people adjust amounts of all ingredients--use 1/2 jar of Piccata sauce.)
5. Place casserole in 375 degree oven for 15 minutes. Do not cover.
6. Remove casserole from oven and sprinkle a hefty handful of freshly grated parmesan cheese to the top of the casserole--return casserole to oven and continue baking for another 10 minutes or until sauce is bubbling hot.
7. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
NOTE: Have fun with this recipe by adding any other ingredients you think might go well with the above!
Using our Lemon Piccata Simmer Sauce!
Chicken Scampi / Piccata on pasta
Did you know? Orzo is a terrific pasta that many people don't use that often. It works well in casseroles and as a side dish. Orzo can be quite starchy and sticky once cooked and drained. It helps to actually rinse the cooked orzo in your collander under cool water for a moment to remove the excess starch.