[RECIPE] Easy Creamy Orzo Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

March 21, 2013·

RECIPE: Easy Creamy Orzo Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli Dinner RECIPE: Easy Creamy Orzo Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli Dinner

I have really learned to LOVE cooking. I’m no professional chef. I’m no Paula Deen or Rachel Ray, but I’m not half bad. I have a few specialties, but I won’t be writing any cookbooks anytime soon (although that is secretly something I’d love to do one day).

Well, ever since I became pregnant, I’ve still loved cooking, BUT I need it to be simple. I need it to be easy. I don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen.

I’ve recently discovered the GLORIOUSNESS that are the Philadelphia Cooking Cremes you can get at the grocery store (no, this is not a sponsored post, Philadelphia has no idea who I am). I had a coupon for a free one a few months ago and now I’m hooked. There are a ton of coupons out there for these cooking cremes and that makes them only like $1 or $2 each and they really add SO MUCH to a simple, plain dish.

Anywho, I threw this dinner together earlier this week and it was SO good so I thought I’d share it with y’all.

Have any of y’all ever tried the Philadelphia Cooking Cremes?


  • 1 tub of Philadelphia Italian Cheese & Herb Cooking Creme
  • 1.5-2 pounds of boneless, skinless, chicken breast
  • 1 cup of orzo pasta
  • 1 12oz. can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups of frozen broccoli
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garlic Bread (as a delicious side)


In a large skillet, cook the chicken breast and season with salt and pepper. Cut into cubes. In a separate pot, bring water to a boil and cook the orzo pasta according to the directions on the box or bag.

In the large skillet, combine cooked chicken with frozen broccoli and your tub of Philadelphia Cooking Creme (I used Italian Cheese & Herb this time, but I’ve also used the Creamy Garlic before which is SUPER yummy).

Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it to the skillet. Add your can of drained, diced tomatoes. Then mix thoroughly until everything is cooked through and you have a nice creamy consistency.

Serve with a piece of garlic bread and a glass of milk and enjoy!