Creamy Chicken Boursin Orzo Bake

Creamy Chicken Boursin Orzo Bake

Background and History

Creamy Chicken Boursin Orzo Bake is a delightful fusion of comfort and elegance, blending the rich tradition of creamy pasta bakes with the luxurious touch of Boursin cheese. Originating from the desire to elevate simple ingredients, this dish introduces the velvety flavors of garlic and herb-infused Boursin cheese to create a satisfying and indulgent one-pan meal.

Ingredients

Chicken Breasts

2, boneless and skinless, diced.

Orzo Pasta

1 cup, uncooked.

Chicken Broth

2 cups.

Boursin Cheese

1 package (5.2 ounces), Garlic & Herb flavor.

Baby Spinach

2 cups.

Cherry Tomatoes

1 cup, halved.

Parmesan Cheese

1/2 cup, grated.

Mozzarella Cheese

1/2 cup, shredded.

Olive Oil

2 tablespoons.

Garlic

3 cloves, minced.

Salt and Black Pepper

To taste.

Fresh Basil

Chopped, for garnish.

Serves

4-6

Time:

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 40 minutes

Instructions

Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Cook Chicken

In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.

Season diced chicken with salt and black pepper.

Sauté chicken until browned and cooked through. Set aside.

Prepare Orzo

In the same skillet, add orzo and minced garlic.

Stir until orzo is lightly toasted.

Pour in chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes.

Combine Ingredients

Reduce heat to low.

Add Boursin cheese to the orzo, stirring until melted and creamy.

Add baby spinach, cooked chicken, and cherry tomatoes. Stir to combine.

Assemble and Bake

Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and shredded mozzarella.

Bake

Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Garnish and Serve

Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh basil, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)

Calories: ~400 per serving

Protein: ~30g

Fat: ~15g

Carbohydrates: ~35g

Notes

Experiment with different Boursin cheese flavors for unique variations.

Customize with additional vegetables such as mushrooms or bell peppers.

Adjust seasoning and cheese quantities according to taste preferences.

Allergy Warning

Be cautious of dairy allergies, especially with Boursin cheese.

Check ingredient labels for potential allergens in packaged items.

Adjust the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

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