Sunday, October 30, 2016

Brown Butter Orzo & Parmesan Chicken

A delicious meal that is quick to fix on a busy work night.  All you need to add is a vegetable side and it’s complete.  The orzo takes on the rich, nutty flavor of the brown butter to make it so much tastier than just plain pasta.




Brown Butter Orzo & Parmesan Chicken

Heat in a large saucepan –
2 cups chicken stock
In a large frying pan –
Heat 2 tbsp butter, melt and let it heat until it turns a light brown color.  Add in 1 cup Orzo and cook for a couple minutes, stirring frequently.  Add in ¼ cup white wine and cook until it is absorbed and then add the orzo to the heated chicken stock.  Cook until all the stock is absorbed into the Orzo.  Stir in 2 tbsp parsley and 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Parmesan Chicken Tenders
14 oz chicken tenders
½ cup flour
1 tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp paprika
¼ tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp  Parmesan cheese
Mix all the flour, spices and Parmesan together in a bowl for a dredge for the tenders.  Cook in a large frying pan with 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.  Cook until golden brown on both sides.