As a super busy mom of four, I really appreciate quick and easy meals that are wholesome and tasty.  My kids are spoiled, they love really good food and have developed quite a mature palate at a young age.  The one thing that I learned over the years is that stocking my freezer really helps me be organized and enables me to put dinner on the table almost every night of the week.  I could go as far as saying that a well stocked freezer really does keep the stress level down at our home.

This One Pot Chicken, Leeks and Orzo Recipe is one of our all time favorites.  They love it because it is so tasty and I love it because I can get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less and clean-up in no time at all.

One Pot Chicken Leeks and Orzo

One Pot Chicken, Leeks and Orzo

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 1316 calories

Fat 44 g

Carbs 169 g

Protein 58 g


One Pot Chicken, Leeks and Orzo


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenderloins, defrosted
  • Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
  • 3 large leeks thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • l pound of orzo pasta
  • 1/4 Cup parmesan cheese
  • Shaved parmesan cheese to garnish if desired


  1. Defrost the Chicken Tenderloins in cold water for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan.
  3. Add the Chicken Tenderloins and Saute for 5 minutes on both sides until browned.
  4. Season with Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper on both sides.
  5. Add the thinly sliced leeks.
  6. Stir in the butter and fresh garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove the Chicken Tenderloins and keep warm.
  8. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  9. Stir in the Orzo and reduce heat to medium, cook for 10 minutes
  10. Slowly stir in the parmesan cheese and top with the Chicken Tenderlois
  11. Garnish with shaved parmesan if desired

I am excited to share more Easy Recipes during  #FNIchat on June 3 and let’s get chilllllly:

What:  #FNIchat (Foodies’ Night In) Twitter party
When: Monday, June 3rd, 4-5:30 EST
Where: On Twitter (or through this custom tweetgrid ) with hashtag #FNIchat
Topic: #RealFoodFrozen: A Chilly #FNIchat preso by @EasyHomeMeals
Who:  @cookingwcaitlin@foodiesnitein@EasyHomeMeals , @familyfoodie@thedailybasics@thewickednoodle,@HungryGoddess, and YOU!!

I would like to thank the The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association for sponsoring this post and for helping me make quick, easy and nutritious meals for my family.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Diana @GourmetDrizzles May 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Yum… this looks amazing! I love leeks, chicken and orzo… and will be making this soon!


Nicole May 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm

This looks SO fabulous. I love that it’s in one pot and the leeks, chicken and orzo – wonderful combo!


Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 28, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Ooooh I looove this recipe! Sounds delicious!!


Liz May 28, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I totally agree about a well stocked freezer. I had to go to the butcher shop on the Saturday before Memorial Day to stock up…what a mob scene. I should have planned better. Your chicken looks fantastic…perfect family meal :)


Kimberly at Hungry Goddess May 29, 2013 at 9:51 am

You had me at One Pot and Leeks! Sounds yum! See you at #FNIchat!


Lane @ Supper for a Steal June 1, 2013 at 4:32 pm

This sounds awesome. We are crazy about orzo. Can’t wait to try it.


Nichole C June 4, 2013 at 7:09 am

This looks SO good! I love freezing meals to pull out for later.


SMD @ Life According to Steph June 4, 2013 at 8:53 am

One pot plus leeks plus 30 minutes? This is right up my alley. Thank you! Thanks for linking up.


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