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Chicken thighs with creamy mushroom orzo

One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Orzo

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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This flavorful One Pot Chicken & Mushroom Orzo recipe combines chicken thighs with mushrooms and orzo pasta for dinner in around 30 minutes!


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  • 4 whole chicken thighs
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 3 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups cup orzo pasta
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Trim the excess skin from the chicken thighs and cut a slit into the skin. Season both sides of the chicken with 1/4 tsp sea salt, 2 tsp black pepper, paprika, and onion powder. Sear the skin side of the chicken for 5 minutes, then the backside for 3 minutes, and remove from heat.
  3. Remove access grease from pan. Add the butter, chopped onions, minced garlic, and mushrooms. Cook until the onions are translucent. Add the orzo pasta to the cast iron skillet (paid link) and stir for 1 minute. Add the oregano, 1 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp sea salt, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, and ground thyme.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock, white wine, and Worcestershire sauce. Combine together. Place chicken thighs back into the skillet and cover. 
  5. Bake the skillet in the oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken thighs from pan. Add whipping cream and parmesan cheese and stir. Place chicken thighs on top of the mushroom orzo pasta. Serve.



You can remove the Crushed Red Pepper if you don’t want any heat in your dish.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Comfort Food
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 663
  • Sugar: 4.8g
  • Sodium: 1084mg
  • Fat: 34.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.7g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 45.1g
  • Cholesterol: 147mg