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Mediterranean chicken & orzo bake

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr 35 min
20 min
1 hr 15 min
A one-pan pasta bake that makes dinnertime easy


Rapeseed Oil

1 tablespoon(s)

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

4 medium

Red onion

2 small, chopped


3 medium, trimmed and chopped

Cherry Tomatoes

200 g

Oregano, Dried

1 tablespoon(s), level

Rosemary, Fresh

3 sprig(s)

Tinned Tomatoes

1 can(s), large, chopped


2 clove(s), crushed

Balsamic vinegar

6 teaspoon(s)

Vegetable stock cube

1 cube(s), made up with 500ml boiling water

Orzo, dry

200 g

Parsley, fresh

3 tablespoon(s), chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, fan 160ºC, gas mark 4. Put a large, deep flameproof roasting tin or casserole over a medium heat, add the oil and chicken and cook for 5-8 minutes, until browned all over. Turn off the heat and add the onions, courgettes, cherry tomatoes, oregano and rosemary to the pan then bake for 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tinned tomatoes, garlic, vinegar and stock then return to the oven for a further 20 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling.
  3. Stir in the orzo and parsley, then return to the oven for a final 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through, the orzo tender and the sauce thickened.