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Chicken Sausage and Orzo- Yum {Central Pa Wedding Photographer}

I love to cook. It’s just another creative outlet for me I guess, and I’m always looking for new recipes to try. I remembered reading this post from a friend’s blog and it sounded super yummy. However, when I went to the store I had forgotten my list at home so I had to do my best to try and remember what the ingredients were. I didn’t do too bad, but ended up experimenting on a new dish. And surprisingly it was pretty good! I thought I’d share the recipe with you since it’s been awhile since I’ve posted one.

1/2 of a large sweet onion, diced

1 green bell pepper diced

EVOO

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 cans fire roasted tomatoes

1/2 bag baby spinach

Small box of chicken broth (I get the reduced sodium/fat)

One box Orzo

Chicken Sausage grilled and cut into 1” slices (I got low fat Hillshire Farm)

Cook Orzo according to directions- I used chicken broth and water to boil it.

Sautee onions and peppers in EVOO until tender. Add in garlic and stir, then quickly add in tomatoes (the garlic will burn if let on the heat too long). Add in a little bit of chicken broth (start with 1/2 cup) then add in spinach and cook until wilted. I don’t really measure so you may need to add in more chicken broth as it cooks- use your judgement. Serve this over the orzo and you have yourself a meal! You can grate some fresh parmesan overtop, and I think next time I might add some tomato sauce into the mixture as well so the orzo is fully coated with a sauce. If you make it, let me know how it turns out!

Here’s a snapshot of the dish- I didn’t have time to make it look pretty:)