Orzo is a short-cut pasta that’s shaped like a grain of rice. It can be served alone, with soup or salad or with this delicious Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe.
Ingredient List
For the Casserole:
  • 8 (2 1/2 pounds) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup small carrots, about 2 small
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespooons chicken bouillon
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 4 (1 oz ) slices Swiss cheese, halved
  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray

  • 2. Dredge chicken in breadcrumbs, coating both sides. Arrange in single layer in baking dish.

  • 3. Bake chicken breasts, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until no longer pink (a meat thermometer should register at least 170°F)

  • 4. In large skillet, stir together carrots, butter, orzo, chicken bouillon and water. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

  • 5. Remove chicken from baking dish. Place orzo mixture in baking dish and arrange chicken on top of orzo mixture. Top each breast with ham. Place cheese on ham. Bake uncovered 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

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