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
- 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
- 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.