Baked Chicken with Orzo

posted by scooby 03-14-99 12:58 PM

Baked Chicken with Orzo

2 lbs. chicken pieces
olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup kasseri or kefalotiri cheese, grated
7 cups hot water
1 can whole tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cups orzo
2 tablespoons butter
salt & pepper to tste

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Brown chicken pieces in olive oil on top of stove. Remove chicken pieces and place in a covered roasting pan.

Add onions, tomato paste, whole tomatoes, 3 cups water, salt and pepper. Bake at 400 for 35 - 40 minutes. Chicken may be turned half way through cooking time.

Add orzo, salt, pepper, butter and remaining 4 cups water. Mix well, cover and bake for 35 minutes, stirring often.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with the grated cheese. Serve very hot.

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