Curried Yogurt Chicken Orzo Recipe

Served over orzo pasta instead of rice, this easy chicken and tomato curry is made with prepared curry paste and finished with yogurt for an authentic flavor. Our chicken orzo recipe makes an ideal, nutritious family dinner.


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain. Toss with 3 tbsp. cilantro, green onion, lime zest and juice, salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat; cook chicken, in batches, for about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer to plate.
  3. Add onion, garlic and ginger to skillet; cook for about 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir in curry paste and tomato paste; cook for 1 minute. Stir in passata and bring to simmer. Return chicken to skillet; cook for about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is thickened. Remove from heat and stir in yogurt.
  4. Divide orzo evenly among 4 plates. Top with chicken and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.


  • Use mild, medium or hot curry paste depending on your preference.
  • To make your own chicken scaloppine, pound chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thickness; cut into 3 oz. portions.
    Alternatively, use chicken tenders.

Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 347 calories, 10 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 65 mg cholesterol, 332 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g sugars, 33 g protein

A Pasta Fits original recipe.

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