Delicious and Healthy Chicken and Orzo Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Recipe

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Delicious and Healthy Chicken and Orzo Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
60mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 11, 2024

This recipe for Chicken and Orzo Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms is a flavorful and healthy dish that is perfect for a nutritious meal. The juicy chicken, hearty orzo, and earthy portobello mushrooms create a delicious combination of textures and flavors. This recipe is easy to make and can be enjoyed as a main course or a side dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup orzo, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove the stems from the portobello mushrooms and gently scrape out the gills using a spoon. Place the mushrooms on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, cooked orzo, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley, minced garlic, dried thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  4. Divide the chicken and orzo mixture evenly among the portobello mushrooms, pressing it down gently to fill the caps.
  5. Drizzle the stuffed mushrooms with olive oil and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is heated through.
  6. Remove from the oven and let the mushrooms cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with additional chopped parsley, if desired.

Interesting Facts

  • Portobello mushrooms are a great source of essential nutrients like B vitamins, potassium, and fiber.
  • Orzo is a type of pasta that resembles rice and is commonly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine.
  • Chicken is a lean source of protein that is low in fat and high in essential amino acids.
  • This recipe can be easily customized by adding vegetables like bell peppers, spinach, or sun-dried tomatoes to the filling.