It’s the perfect time for easy weeknight dinners and this One Pan Chicken Sausage Orzo needs to be added to your weekly rotation! All you need are a few simple ingredients, one large pan and about 20 minutes to make this easy meal.

I love finding meals that not only are so simple to make but perfect to make when you don’t really feel like cooking but know you need to get something on the table. That’s where this dish comes in. Not only is it made in one pan so you don’t have to get many dishes dirty, but it’s made with many pantry ingredients that you may already have on hand. These simple ingredients also pack a lot of flavor into this dish. It’s easy enough to switch up with different flavor of chicken sausage too!

What you need for One Pan Chicken Sausage Orzo:

  • Orzo
  • Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage
  • Spinach
  • Chicken Broth
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Olive oil

How to make this orzo:

  1. In a pan, add olive oil.
  2. Add minced garlic and diced onion to saute.
  3. Add in chicken sausage to cook for 5-7 minutes until slightly brown.
  4. Pour in chicken broth and dry orzo and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and place top on pan to cook for 10-12 minutes. Continue to stir.
  5. Once all liquid has been absorbed and orzo has cooked through, add in spinach to wilt.
  6. Add grated parmesan cheese and seasonings. Mix throughly.
  7. Enjoy!

Try pairing your orzo with this:

  • Side salad for extra greens!
  • Fresh bread to serve with the dish.

How to store your leftover orzo:

It’s best to store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge. I like using these!

One Pan Chicken Sausage Orzo

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FAQs:

Can I meal prep this dish?

This dish is great to eat right after making it. While you can meal prep it, I would only recommend enjoying for two days for quality taste. It is great to reheat for leftovers!

What if I don’t like chicken sausage?

If you don’t like chicken sausage or want to try something else, you can! You can also make this meatless and leave it out. I would try ground pork sausage to switch it up.

Can I make this dairy free?

Yes! You can easily leave out the grated parmesan cheese here to make this dish dairy free.

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One Pan Chicken Sausage Orzo

One Pan Chicken Sausage Orzo

Yield:
Serves 4

Prep Time:
7 minutes

Cook Time:
15 minutes

Total Time:
22 minutes

This One Pan Chicken Sausage Orzo is so simple to make and perfect for an easy weeknight dinner! Made with just a few simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo, dry
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 4 spicy italian chicken sausages
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • dash of black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a pan, add olive oil. Add minced garlic and diced onion to saute.
  2. Add in chicken sausage to cook for 5-7 minutes until slightly brown.
  3. Pour in chicken broth and dry orzo and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer and place top on pan to cook for 10-12 minutes. Continue to stir.
  5. Once all liquid has been absorbed and orzo has cooked through, add in spinach to wilt.
  6. Add grated parmesan cheese and seasonings. Mix throughly.
  7. Enjoy!

until next time…