Today’s Wunder Recipe

Rich and delicious Creamy Chicken Pasta, loaded with chicken, orzo, asparagus, and tomatoes, tossed in a creamy sauce that pulls it all together.

Rich and delicious Creamy Chicken Pasta, loaded with chicken, orzo, asparagus, and tomatoes, tossed in a creamy sauce that pulls it all together.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup orzo, cooked
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-pound (about 4) chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1-pound asparagus, rinsed, ends cut, and chopped into 2-inch pieces
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
For the Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • ¾ cup shredded parmesan cheese (not the grated kind that comes in a green container!)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare orzo per directions on the box.
  2. In the meantime, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken pieces and asparagus; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked and browned on all sides.
  5. Add tomatoes and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender; set aside.
  6. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  7. Sprinkle with flour; whisk to combine.
  8. Whisk in veggie or chicken broth; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  9. Whisk in milk, and bring the mixture to a simmer; allow to cook for 1 minute, or until thickened.
  10. Add parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper; stir until cheese is melted.
Drain Pasta.
  1. Add pasta and chicken mixture to the sauce.
  2. Toss well to combine.
  3. Serve.

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