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Chicken Breasts with Sage Orzo Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ginny Larkin
Added: Friday, September 7, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup apple cider
1/4 cup chopped fresh sage
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper, divided
6 (4-ounce) skinned and boned chicken breast halves
1 cup uncooked orzo
3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans low-sodium fat-free chicken broth, divided
1/2 cup minced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 celery ribs, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
Garnish: fresh sage sprigs

Directions:
Directions:
Combine first 4 ingredients and 1 teaspoon pepper in a shallow dish or heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; cover or seal, and chill 2 hours, turning occasionally.
Cook orzo in 2 cans chicken broth according to package directions; drain and set aside.
Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.
Brown chicken in a large nonstick skillet coated with vegetable cooking spray over high heat 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
Sauté onion, garlic, and celery, in skillet coated with cooking spray until tender. Add remaining 1 can chicken broth and wine; cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Stir in orzo, Parmesan cheese, 3 tablespoons chopped sage, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring often, just until thoroughly heated. Serve immediately with chicken. Garnish, if desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Southern Living, JULY 1998

 

 

 

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