Orzo with Chicken, Corn and Green Beans

Everyday Food


Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1/2 pound orzo
  • 8 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 roasted chicken, shredded 
    • or 4-5 chicken breasts seasoned cajun style.


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook orzo until al dente, according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the green beans and then rinse under cold water until cooled.  Chop the green beans into bit size pieces.
  3. in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add corn and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Toss pasta and green beans with corn mixture and chicken. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Adapted from: Everyday Food, May 2005


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