Balsamic Chicken with Honey Garlic Orzo

Ingredients: Chicken thigh, orzo pasta, tomato, spinach, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper.

This meal kit contains

  • chicken thigh
  • balsamic sauce
  • honey garlic sauce
  • diced tomato
  • spinach
  • orzo pasta

You will also need

  • any kind of cooking oil (for example, olive oil, canola oil, vegetable oil)
  • salt and pepper
  1. Bring a medium-sized pot of water to boil for the orzo. Once the water is boiling, add a pinch of salt and the orzo to the pot. Let the pasta boil until it is tender, about 11-12 minutes. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a splash of cooking oil in a pan over medium heat. Season the chicken thighs lightly with salt and pepper on both sides, and add them to the hot pan. Cook the chicken for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked all the way through.
    You can simply slice through the thickest part of the thigh to check whether it’s cooked; it should not be pink and the juices should run clear.
  3. Once the chicken is done cooking, take it out of the pan and set it aside. Immediately add the balsamic sauce to the pan, and turn the heat down to low. While the sauce simmers, slice the chicken into strips. Add the chicken strips back into the pan with the sauce, and stir to coat the chicken.
  4. Take the chicken and balsamic sauce out of the pan, and set aside on a plate. Keep the heat on, and immediately add the spinach to the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the spinach begins to wilt (shrinks in size, loses its shape, and turns a vibrant green). Turn the heat off.
  5. Add the cooked orzo to the pan, along with the diced tomatoes and the honey-garlic sauce (the lighter yellow sauce). Mix to combine all of the ingredients. Serve the chicken with the orzo and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

This recipe is easy to turn into a salad! Just toss the uncooked spinach with the diced tomatoes, the honey garlic sauce, and a pinch of salt and pepper, and serve the balsamic chicken on top! You can cook the orzo normally and lightly dress it with some store-bought tomato sauce or pesto as a quick side dish.