Tomato Basil and Rotisserie Chicken Orzo

This delicious, easy to prepare dish with rotisserie chicken looks as great as it tastes. Just add tomato, basil and orzo pasta.

Ingredients

Serves4
1

Rotisserie chicken, from the deli, shredded

1 quart

Reduced-sodium chicken stock

3/4 lb.

Orzo pasta

2 Tbsp.

Extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup

Onion, chopped

Add

Salt and pepper

1 clove

Garlic, minced

1/4 cup

Parmesan cheese, grated, plus more for serving

1, 14.5 oz. can

Tomatoes, diced with Italian seasoning, undrained

16 leaves

Fresh basil, chopped

Directions

  1. Bring stock to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add orzo; cook 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of cooking liquid.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; season moderately with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is soft. Add garlic; stir 1 minute.

  3. Add orzo, chicken, parmesan, tomatoes and reserved cooking liquid. Cook, stirring gently, about 5 minutes, or until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed.

  4. Remove from heat; stir in basil leaves. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve immediately with additional grated parmesan.