One Pan Marry Me Chicken Orzo

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Welcome to my dinner series where I share easy, delicious recipes that bring the taste of a fancy restaurant right to your table, without spending hours in the kitchen. And let me tell you, this one takes the crown as the best yet! Whether it’s a regular weeknight or a cozy date night at home, this dish fits the bill perfectly.

Here’s what you’ll need:

One Pan Marry Me Chicken Orzo

Course Dinner


  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes drained if in oil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk or heavy cream
  • 2 large handfuls fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Start by patting the chicken dry and cutting it into cubes. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes until the edges start to brown.
  • Add the sun-dried tomatoes, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, then add the orzo and broth. Stir well and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Cover the skillet and let it simmer for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Note that your orzo might need a little extra time to cook, and that’s okay!
  • Once the orzo is cooked through, add the coconut milk or cream and spinach. Stir for another minute until the spinach wilts, then add the Parmesan cheese and give it a final stir.
  • Remove the skillet from heat, plate up your delicious creation, and get ready to enjoy a restaurant-quality meal right at home!

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