Honey Mustard Chicken with Orzo and asparagus on a white and grey marbled plate on top of a grey placemat (with logo overlay)

Honey Mustard Chicken with Orzo

Orzo and asparagus make a perfect bed of pasta to put honey mustard chicken on top of for an easy and filling dinner.

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When I was younger, I never liked the taste of honey mustard. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned I really like it! I don’t know if I’d ever have it just to dip my chicken strips in like my sister always does. But it’s a great combination for a marinade.

I first used something similar with my Copycat Alice Springs Chicken recipe. After that, I tried it in a few others. This time, I used it for some chicken that I cooked with orzo and asparagus.

Orzo pasta is some of my favorite. It’s very versatile. Because of the size, you can use it in place of pasta or in a similar way to rice.

Step by Step

Gather your ingredients for the honey mustard chicken with orzo. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add orzo and cook, stirring frequently, until toasted.

Uncooked orzo pasta in a saucepan on a wooden surface

Add 3 cups of chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cook about 8-10 minutes, until softened.

Cooked orzo in a saucepan on a wooden surface

Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with mustard, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, flipping at least once, until cooked through and remove from the pan.

Cooked chicken breast in a skillet on a wooden surface

Add the remaining 1 tbsp oil and asparagus to the skillet. Sprinkle with the remaining salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes.

Asparagus in a skillet on a wooden surface

Add the orzo to the asparagus and stir. Add the remaining 1 cup of chicken broth, honey, crushed red pepper, and parsley to the skillet. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.

Cooked orzo with asparagus in a skillet on a wooden surface

Serve the orzo and asparagus topped with chicken and garnish with parsley.

Honey Mustard Chicken with Orzo and asparagus on a round white and grey marble plate on top of a grey placemat with a stainless steel fork next to the plate all on a white surface

Leftovers

Store the leftover orzo mixture separate from the honey mustard chicken. Place in individual or divided containers in the refrigerator. To reheat, add about 1 tbsp of chicken broth or water to each 1/2 cup of orzo pasta and heat in a saucepan until warm. Reheat the chicken in the oven or in a skillet.

Recipe

Originally Published On: October 30, 2020

Honey Mustard Chicken with Orzo and asparagus on a white and grey marbled plate on top of a grey placemat

Honey Mustard Chicken with Orzo

Orzo and asparagus make a perfect bed of pasta to put honey mustard chicken on top of for an easy and filling dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
asparagus
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chicken
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honey mustard
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orzo
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 4
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb orzo
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp ground mustard
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb asparagus (trimmed)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley

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Instructions

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat
  • Add orzo and cook, stirring frequently, until toasted
  • Add 3 cups of chicken broth and bring to a boil
  • Cook about 8-10 minutes, until softened
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with mustard, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add the chicken and cook, flipping at least once, until cooked through and remove from the pan
  • Add the remaining 1 tbsp oil and asparagus to the skillet
  • Sprinkle with the remaining salt and pepper
  • Cook, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes
  • Add the orzo to the asparagus and stir
  • Add the remaining 1 cup of chicken broth, honey, crushed red pepper, and parsley to the skillet
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes
  • Serve the orzo and asparagus topped with chicken and garnish with parsley
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Nutrition Facts
Honey Mustard Chicken with Orzo
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 742 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 1440mg60%
Potassium 1090mg31%
Carbohydrates 99g33%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 968IU19%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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