Spinach and Brie Chicken with Tomato Orzo

Spinach and Brie Chicken with Tomato Orzo

June 18, 2008


I love spinach. I love brie. Oh, and I also love orzo. When I see Spinach and Brie Chicken with Tomato Orzoon Martha Stewart’s website, I really want to make it. So I do.

This recipe was actually a whole lot easier to make than I thought it would be. I basically made it, only half paying attention to what I was doing and half engaging in conversation with Sara who came over for dinner. Multi-tasking at its best.

First you’ll want to put your chicken on a foil covered baking sheet. I couldn’t find “thin chicken cutlets” like the recipe calls for at Trader Joe’s, so I just bought chicken breasts and pounded them to flatten them a bit. Basically, all you’re going to do is spread the cutlets with dijon mustard (2 T total), top with thawed frozen spinach (10 oz total), and then brie cheese (4. oz cut into 8 slices). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Now just roll the chicken up, seam side down. At first I thought I’d need to involve toothpicks, but really, the chicken stayed rolled quite nicely. Yay.

Put some more salt and pepper on the chicken. And pop in your oven set to broil (with rack 4 inches away from heat) for about 8-10 minutes, or until the tops are nice and brown. I’m always amazed by how fast chicken cooks in the broiler…LOVE it and need to utilize it more often.

Now for the orzo (also WAY too easy), cook 1 C in a pot of boiling water until al dente, drain it, return to pot and add tomatoes (2 plum…um, or maybe wait until tomatoes are safe to eat again. We are not Martha will not be held responsible for any tomato-caused illness), parsley (1/4 C), butter (1 T), and lemon juice (1 T). Throw in some salt and pepper and serve it all up.

The chicken was so, so good. It was basically one of the quickest, tastiest dishes I’ve made in a long time. The orzo, while good, seemed to be lacking a bit something. I think next time I’d throw in more lemon juice, and more parsley. And I’d probably add a bunch of garlic too because, you know, garlic makes pretty much everything better.


12 Responses to "Spinach and Brie Chicken with Tomato Orzo"

  1. transienttravels says:

    I can’t wait to make that!

  2. notthelifeiordered says:

    Looks amazing!! i am definitely going to try that 🙂

  3. Karen says:

    MMM that looks soooo good! I’ve never cooked Orzo before!

  4. Katelin says:

    oh man that looks delicious! love it.

  5. Andrea says:

    I love spinach and brie and chicken and orzo, too! Thanks!!

  6. Sara says:

    this. was. SO GOOD. and i will contest, it looked quite simple! must make it again:)

  7. Andrea says:

    Wow, that looks incredible AND easy. I bet you could use Mozzarella in there if you aren’t a fan of Brie too. Personally, i don’t like Brie, but I will certainly try this!

  8. Lippy says:

    Oh my friends here, you have come to my rescue once again. I needed something new for Sunday dinner tomorrow, and WHAM! You’ve come through. I’m going to try this one. Thanks again!

  9. Sarah says:

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Love your style…I’ve always cooked by “throwing” things together and I’ve been very successful in making very difficult recipes really easy…keep up the good work!

  11. LindzML says:

    I am SO excited to make this!

  12. Cathy says:

    That looks so great – Printing now…. Love the orzo with it a nice change from traditional rice.


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