One-Pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo

One-Pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo

This One-Pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo with bell peppers, green peas, and herbs is a simple and ultimately comfort meal.

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One-Pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo

Indeed, how did you spend your Easter weekend? Did you enjoy it? Did you have some extra sleep? Did you make anything delicious? How many pounds of chocolate eggs did you consume? Did you catch any chocolate (or at least regular) bunnies?

Sorry for asking so many questions. I’ve missed you. I actually spent my weekend quite nicely. A  lot of lazy hours and some activities – the perfect balance. Importantly, I managed to meet my best friends – the bed and pillows.

Talking about the lazy time, we had a great excuse to be at home. On Wednesday and Thursday we had quite bad storms and ice rains resulted in treacherous road conditions. So, Friday meant to be lazy and cozy. However, on Saturday the weather started to improve, and we even had some activities. Does a car trip to grab some panini (after the gym) count as activities?

The weather on Sunday was even better so we had a lovely two hours walk. Unfortunately, spring has not fully arrived here yet and snow is anticipated next weekend again!

As for cooking, I didn’t make anything special. Well, I guess deviled eggs should be counted as an Easter dish. Besides, I made Asparagus Mimosa, but with a few fabulous twists. The pictures didn’t turn out well so I’ve got to repeat this soon.

And sadly, I didn’t have any chocolate eggs/bunnies this year.

Indeed, on that weekend we were basically having one skillet comfort meals. Be good boys and girls, and I may show you some food soon.

One-Pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo

This One-Pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo I made a couple weeks back, and needless to say, it was delicious. Chicken, mushrooms, sweet peas, and some other good things cooked with orzo? That’s an ultimate comfort (but still quite healthy) dish.

Perfect for everyone who still doesn’t fully feel the business week:)

And before I let you go, you should honestly answer how many chocolate (or regular) bunnies did you catch last weekend.

I hope you like this One-Pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo, and you will give it a try shortly. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share your photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


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One-Pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo

One-Pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Main


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This One-Pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo with bell peppers, green peas, and herbs is a simple and ultimately comfort meal.


  • 10-12 (200-250 gr.) medium button mushrooms, washed, dried, and sliced

  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml.) olive oil

  • 2 medium (300-350 gr. total) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 bell peppers, cored, seeded, and cubed

  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced

  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika

  • 1/2 tbsp. dry oregano or thyme

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (~350 gr.) uncooked orzo

  • 1 cup (160 gr.) frozen green peas

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • fresh parsley, for serving


  • Cook the mushrooms in a large pan / pot without adding any fat, over high-medium to high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 7-10 minutes or until the mushrooms have released the liquid and started to brown Remove to a large bowl and set aside.
  • Wash out and wipe the skillet. Add the olive oil and cook the chicken for about 5-7 minutes, stirring few times, until no longer pink.
  • Add the sweet peppers, jalapeno, smoked paprika, and oregano and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Remove the chicken and veggies to the bowl with mushrooms.
  • Wipe down the skillet and place the orzo and 3 cups of boiling water along with 1/2 tsp. of salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat an simmer for about 7-8 minutes, adding a bit more water if necessary, until the orzo is cooked to al dente.
  • Add the green peas and return the chicken and mushrooms. Increase heat and cook for 3-4 minutes, covered. Try and season more to taste.
  • Off heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with fresh parsley, if desired. Keep leftovers refrigerated for up to 4 days.

4 thoughts on “One-Pot Chicken Mushroom Orzo

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    So I didn’t catch any bunnies this year…chocolate or regular. I did however catch several bunnies last year…they were snoozing in my garden and I scared the you-know-what out of them when I came by with my weedeater. Nobunnies were hurt, but it was a wild scene! Onto other news, this orzo dish looks incredible, Ben! You’ve got me wanting orzo…and it’s only 8:00am here. These are some of your best photos yet!
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