Apple and Chicken Orzo

Take weeknight pasta to a new level with this delicious dish! In this recipe, apple cider combines with soy sauce to create a subtle, but flavorful topping for a vegetable-filled dish that is done in less than 30 minutes.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 medium sweet onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 bunch asparagus, chopped into 1–2" pieces
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup apple cider, divided
  • 1½ Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 package (16 oz.) orzo, cooked

Directions

  • Add butter to a large wok or skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned, about 3–5 minutes. Add garlic powder, ginger, salt, and pepper. Add onion, carrots, apples, asparagus, cranberries, and ¼ cup apple cider. Stir-fry until vegetables are tender, about 5–7 minutes.
  • While vegetables are cooking, combine remaining ¾ cup apple cider, cornstarch, and soy sauce. Whisk over low heat until smooth and slightly thickened.
  • Add orzo to stir-fry pan and top with the apple/soy sauce. Stir in pan for one minute, remove from heat, and serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 medium sweet onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 bunch asparagus, chopped into 1–2" pieces
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup apple cider, divided
  • 1½ Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 package (16 oz.) orzo, cooked

Directions

  • Add butter to a large wok or skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned, about 3–5 minutes. Add garlic powder, ginger, salt, and pepper. Add onion, carrots, apples, asparagus, cranberries, and ¼ cup apple cider. Stir-fry until vegetables are tender, about 5–7 minutes.
  • While vegetables are cooking, combine remaining ¾ cup apple cider, cornstarch, and soy sauce. Whisk over low heat until smooth and slightly thickened.
  • Add orzo to stir-fry pan and top with the apple/soy sauce. Stir in pan for one minute, remove from heat, and serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories500
Total Fat4.5g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium670mg
Total Carbohydrate86g
Dietary Fiber7g
Sugars22g
Protein29g