Creamy Parmesan Orzo & BBQ Chicken

Creamy Parmesan Orzo & BBQ Chicken

source: BBQ Chicken, Orzo


Time: 20 min


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups Orzo, dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


  1. In a large skillet add the olive oil, butter and cook for about 30 seconds until the butter melts. Stir in the onion and garlic and let it cook for about 2 minutes until the onion softens and the garlic becomes aromatic.
  2. Add the orzo to the skillet and let it cook for about 2 minutes just in the oil so that it starts to toast lightly, this will give it a nutty flavor.
  3. Season with salt and pepper then stir in the chicken broth and half and half. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to a medium-low, cover with a lid and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and stir in the Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.
  5. Serve immediately.

BBQ Chicken Spice Rub

This makes a lot! We usually do half for 1.5lbs of chicken!

Time: 20 min



Mix brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Store in an air-tight container or keep in the freezer in a sealable plastic bag.