With this pressure cooker recipe, the chicken and orzo cook together. Zucchini, tomato, and fresh thyme are added at the end to complete the one-pan meal.

Source: Family Circle


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15 mins
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35 mins


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  • Be sure to read pressure cooker manufacturers direction before beginning.

  • Sprinkle the chicken breasts with 2 teaspoons of the lemon-pepper seasoning.

  • Melt butter in pressure cooker without top over medium heat. Add the onion; sauté for 5 minutes or until the onion has softened. Stir in the orzo to coat with the butter. Pour in the chicken broth, salt and the remaining lemon-pepper seasoning. Layer the chicken breasts on top of the orzo mixture. Increase the heat to medium-high. Place the lid on top of the pressure cooker and lock.

  • Once cooker has reached pressure, lower heat to maintain pressure, and begin timing; cook chicken for 8 minutes. Remove from heat; release pressure; cool down; remove the lid. The internal temperature of chicken should register 160 degrees F on instant-read thermometer. Remove chicken from cooker; keep warm.

  • Place cooker without top over medium heat. Stir orzo to release any grains stuck to bottom. Add zucchini, tomatoes and thyme; cook, stirring, for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are softened and orzo is tender.

  • Transfer the orzo mixture to a platter or individual plates. Top with chicken. Serve warm. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 95mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 24g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 36g; sodium 621mg.