Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cordon Bleu Orzo

After the less than stellar results of the Chicken Cordon Bleu pasta I made some time ago it kept bugging me. I hate to make something and it not be delicious. So I decided to try it again. This time a little different. 
The result? A very flavorful delicious meal. Easy as well. Another bonus. The true test, my husband loved it! Not liked, loved. Bingo!

Cordon Bleu Orzo

1/2 lb cured ham bits (from my local butcher)
2 large boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp chili powder

These items were cooked together in a large pot. Once the meat was done there was a generous amount of liquid/broth. I removed the meat and chopped/shredded it and placed it back into the pot with the broth left in.

1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup water
5/8 cup or 10 TBSP orzo

The above ingredients were added in with the meat and allowed to cook until the liquid was almost completely gone.

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

This was folded in and Wa La

Done ( a little extra cheese sprinkled on top)