One Pot Chicken Risoni Pasta is all about flavour and ease. Let’s face it though it feels a bit virtuous, a bit like cheating and why not, cooking everything in one pot can feel like a holiday. What?
A holiday in the middle of the week?
One Pot Chicken Risoni is one of our latest loves. Risoni is sometimes known as Orzo too and no matter what the name, pasta it is. It’s one of my favourite pastas ( besides spaghetini <3). It takes on a lot of flavour and it doesn’t really matter if it gets a little soft because it is delicious….. (don’t say anything but I can eat this cold too).
This is one of the many dishes I have made recently that has oregano in it. I like oregano but better than that oregano likes me. It seems to be one of the only herbs that will grow all by itself in my unattended garden. The neighbours probably wonder why I am picking amongst the onion grass (and secretly wish I would weed that grass), for only I can see the little bunches of oregano and purple flowers peaking out of the weeds. It grows there free and particularly happy so why would I want to spoil that?.
Oregano is quite easy to buy and it is a really nice Pizza flavoured herb that most people like. You can use dried oregano if you have no fresh. Even powdered oregano can be a substitute but just remember that dried is much stronger than fresh.
I used Skin on thighs for this recipe. You will end up with golden skinned pieces that do not dry out if you use this bone in method. You really can’t beat it. If you happen to have breasts though then they will still be nice in this, they just need a slightly shorter baking time.
When you watch the video you might also see that I left a lot of the fat on my thigh pieces and you an trim some of that off to if you like. The chicken cooks in at the same time as the pasta, making the flavour really sing.
I finished mine off with some halved cherry tomatoes and some of those beautiful purple oregano flowers you see in the picture. Maybe I just love oregano because it has purple flowers. (You know I can’t resist anything purple, right?)
This is the perfect put it in the middle of the table sharing dish.
- 200 gm risoni / orso - 1 cup
- 6 pieces Chicken bone in skin on chicken thighs trimmed of some of the fat
- 40 ml oil
- 150 gm onion diced
- 150 gm capsicum diced
- 150 gm celery diced, 1 cup
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 3 tablespoons Oregano fresh 1 tsp dried - 2 teaspoon powdered
- 250 ml tomato passata - puree, 1 cup
- 500 ml chicken stock
- 100 gm black olives
- 1/2 bunch parsley flat leaf chopped
- 60 ml lemon Juice
This is nice with a salad on the side.
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