Easy Chicken Sausage and Lemon Broccoli Orzo

This Super Easy Chicken Sausage and Lemon Broccoli Orzo is a 30 minute weeknight dinner dream! Made in one pan and great for the whole family, toddlers and babies included!

chicken sausage and broccoli orzo in bowls on a white table with fresh shaved parmesan cheese

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Chicken sausage.
  • Dried orzo Pasta.
  • Shallot.
  • Garlic.
  • Broccoli florets.
  • Chicken broth or vegetable broth.
  • Garlic powder.
  • Salt and Black Pepper.
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese. Grated Parmesan or Cheddar cheese would also would great!
  • Lemon.
  • Arugula. Optional
  • Olive oil or avocado oil.

How to make this one pot orzo recipe:

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add chicken sausage and cook for 2 minutes per side until golden.
  • Add in uncooked orzo, garlic, and shallots. Stir and sauté for about a minute until garlic is fragrant and orzo starting to toast and turn slightly golden. Add broccoli and sauté another 30-45 seconds before adding broth.
  • Pour in broth and spices, and bring to a boil. Then, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring frequently until orzo cooked and broccoli tender.
  • Stir in lemon juice and then shaved parmesan and serve! I don’t add arugula to my kids, however, I love to toss the adults bowls with arugula and top with more shaved parmesan and red pepper flakes. ENJOY!!!
chicken sausage and broccoli orzo in pink bowls with parmesan cheese on a blue striped napkin

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Easy Chicken Sausage and Lemon Broccoli Orzo

chicken sausage and broccoli orzo in pink bowls with parmesan cheese on a blue striped napkin
  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x

Ingredients

  • 112 oz package pre-cooked chicken sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 1 1/2 cups dried orzo pasta
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 112 oz package broccoli florets (about 4 cups— I like to trim the stems and chop into slightly smaller pieces than how they come in the bag)
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth, more if needed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shaved parmesan (I used a fontina parmesan blend that was delicious!)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon 
  • Arugula, for serving, optional
  • 23 T olive or avocado oil
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Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add chicken sausage and cook for ~2 minutes per side, until golden.
  2. Add in uncooked orzo pasta, garlic, and shallots and stir for 1 minute, until garlic is fragrant and orzo slightly toasted. Add in broccoli florets and cook another minute.  
  3. Pour in broth and add seasonings.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring every few minutes or so until liquid has reduced, orzo cooked and broccoli tender.  You want it to be nice and creamy! 
  4. Adjust salt and pepper and stir in lemon juice and shaved parmesan until melted.  
  5. Serve in bowls and enjoy!! Option to serve wit arugula, more shaved parmesan, and red pepper flakes. 
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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Cara Wilson
    February 4, 2024 at 8:20 pm

    I’m a college student so i’m always looking for quick and easy healthy meals and this was one of the best ones yet! Thanks for this amazing recipe!






    • Reply
      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      February 21, 2024 at 1:20 pm

      Hi Cara! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a comment- always means so much and I love to hear it! Glad you enjoyed it!!!

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