Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Orzo

Kiddies Broccoli Cheese and Chicken Orzo
Kiddies Broccoli Cheese and Chicken Orzo
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Adjust Servings:
1¼ cups Orzo pasta uncooked
1½ pounds Chicken Breast boneless skinless, cut into ½-inch cubes
2 packages (10 ounces each) Broccoli frozen with cheese sauce
2 tbsp Butter
1 Onion medium , chopped
¾ tsp Salt
½ tsp Black pepper

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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Orzo


I don’t even need an excuse to make this Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Orzo. This recipe is a guaranteed hit, especially with my kids who love the cheesy-chicken combination and one way to get them to eat their green broccoli, and not just consume, but love it too! This is a fail proof recipe that you can even leave for your babysitter to make, if you’re not home for dinner prep!  

To make Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Orzo, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Orzo

Steps to make Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Orzo


Cook orzo

Cook 1¼ cups of orzo pasta according to package instructions.


Heat broccoli and cheese

Heat 2 packages of broccoli and cheese sauce according to the package instructions.


Cook chicken and onion

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add 1½ pounds of chicken chunks, 1 medium chopped onion, ¾ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper. Cook for about 6-8 minutes until chicken is cooked in the center and no longer pink and the onion is translucent.


Add orzo and broccoli

Stir in the cooked orzo and heated broccoli with cheese and mix until well combined.



Serve hot and enjoy!

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Recipe Reviews

Average Rating:
Total Reviews: 15
Kaya Streyle

Swapped the meat out for pork instead of chicken because it's my second time making it, wonderful recipe.

Yamileth Serwe

Kids gobbled this orzo and chicken up ASAP! Even the broccoli just because it had some extra cheese on it LOL!

Celia Strommen

It's not as flavorful as the orzo tuna salad with chicken but it's good.

Mollie Jutson

I much prefer penne pasta or normal spagehetti strings though orzo isn't bad or anything.

Angelique Lien

I love Italian food and this meal is exactly why! So cheesy and flavorful :)

Lindsey Lincks

Easily one of my favorite Italian dishes on here besides the sausage and orzo, this one really takes the cake as I'm a cheese fanatic and this has a LOT of cheese ahaha.

Dana Hare

My mother is Italian and she was so proud of me when she took a bite of this she said it reminded her of my grandmothers cooking.

Kora Lembke

Thanks for sharing it's ultra yummy and simple to make so exactly what I was looking for.

Frida Zaremba

Great lunch or dinner for any time of the week and it takes only 15 minutes to prepare for sure!

Rhea Zweigart

5 Stars all the way, even better than I expected it to be!

Myra Jourdain

Delicious wouldn't change anything about this recipe it's perfect as is.

Chana Boedigheimer

Added some extra salt to this and then tossed in some sundried tomatos that were soaked in oil, really good.

Abril Pringnitz

Decided to make this with a side of cheesy garlic bread too for Cheesey Tuesday and it was what everyone was craving purrrfection tysm.

Zaylee Faltisco

Kinda plain if you don't add more spices but I liked this meal eitherway so I'd recommend it.


I love it! So delicious!

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