Homestyle Chicken & Onion Sauce over Orzo – $.71

Here’s a painfully easy little ditty for those nights you get home from work and just want a nice, simple, homestyle meal without any fancy flavors. Don’t get me wrong, it was super tasty and tasted like something my grandmother would make for me.

So cut up about 1/2 small onion and start boiling your orzo (or other pasta of your choice).

Throw the onions and a nice pinch of salt on a heated, greased dance floor and wait till they turn golden brown.

Throw in a cut up chicken breast and let that cook until the outsides of the chicken just turn a little brown. When that happens, add a few cloves of garlic. If I had mushrooms I would have put them in now but I didn’t.

Put a tiny bit of flour in the mixture, maybe a teaspoon, and mix around. Then slowly add chicken broth till it thickens. If you don’t have chicken broth, use beef or vegetable broth. How much broth? You’re serving 2 people here so it would be about a cup or more. You’ll know when you’ve added too much. IF you’ve added too much, it’s okay. Just keep cooking it till it thickens.

Stir for about 5 minutes more or less until it thickens to your liking.

By this time your orzo should be done. Taste to see if it needs salt, then place the sauce on top of the orzo and enjoy! Super easy, anyone can do it.

This recipe feeds 2 people….
2 servings orzo – $.20
1 chicken breast – $.65 (on sale)
1/2 onion – $.32
Cup or so of broth – $.25
2 servings – $1.42
1 serving – $.71

About Ande Truman

Ande has made mistakes in the kitchen since she could reach the countertop. From a restaurant head cook, to cooking meals for friends, to her own solo plate, experimenting & learning drives her. She's also a freelance graphic & web designer, photo/videographer, guitar player and wanderlust-er. In her spare time, she works a full-time 8 to 5 cubicle job. She's the creator of Broke & Healthy.

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  1. I just found your site…LOVE IT…I cooked this for dinner tonight (except I added chopped carrot & celery for the children). It was lovely and they ate it all up without fuss! It didn’t look as good as yours does but it will be a regular on the dinner table for sure. Left overs tomorrow…yum yum 🙂 Currently shopping online for lip balm ingredients 😉

    • Cool! So glad ya’ found me! 🙂

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