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One Pot Spicy Tomato Basil Chicken With Orzo


This One Pot Spicy Tomato Basil Chicken With Orzo is spicy, creamy and loaded with flavor. A quick and easy dinner that everyone will love.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1.5 cups Orzo
  • 500 grams boneless skinless chicken breast Cut to cubes
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large Onion powder chopped
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 5-6 tbsp tomato puree (increase or decrease as per taste)
  • 1 tbsp Dreid Basil (heaping tablespoon)
  • 1 tspn Dried Oregano
  • 1 tspn Red chili flakes
  • 4 cups chicken stock warm
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shreded (optional)


  • Heat a pan.Add butter and few drops of oil. once hot add chopped Onion.
  • When Onion is soft and looks transparent add minced garlic. fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add cubed chicken. Cook for 2 minutes on medium-high heat.
  • Add tomato puree, herbs, chili flakes. mix everything well.
  • Add Orzo and warm chicken stock. Season with salt.
  • Once it starts to boil, lower the flame and let it cook slowly.
  • When almost all the water has been evaporated but still it looks little sauce, switch-off the flame.
  • At this point, if you want you can add shredded parmesan and give everything a good mix. Else while serving sprinkle some cheese on top.


  • Always add warm stock to the mixture. Adding cold/room temperature stock will make the chicken cubes tougher.
  • Try to serve this immediately after cooking. Keeping it for too long, Orzo would soak all the sauce.
  • You can also add fresh basil leave to the end.