Chicken With Orzo And Goat Cheese Vinaigrette

I have quite a few treasured friends whom I have never met. We’ve bonded in cyberspace and these “imaginary friends” are a special part of my life.

This cartoon made me laugh.

This chicken dish is definitely not imaginary. The reality is that it is fantastic. I love the goat cheese vinaigrette. Yum.

Chicken With Orzo And Goat Cheese Vinaigrette


1 cup orzo
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (1⁄2 cup)
4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, split horizontally
kosher salt and black pepper


1. Cook the orzo according to the package directions.

2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine ⅓ cup of the olive oil, the parsley, and crushed red pepper; fold in the goat cheese.

3. Season the chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. In a large skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook the chicken until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with the orzo and goat cheese vinaigrette.

Recipe from Real Simple Magazine

I love my Imaginary Friends. I love Mr. Imaginary Friend.
Adrian Bourgeois-Mr. Imaginary Friend

Check out Adrian Bourgeois on his Website. West coast US tour dates are listed and you can buy his music there, too.


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5 Responses to Chicken With Orzo And Goat Cheese Vinaigrette

  1. James! says:

    You’re one of my all-time favorite imaginary friends, Tricia. :)

  2. Tim says:

    I imagine that this would taste delicious! :)

  3. mjrc says:

    lol! i love that cartoon. here’s to friends real AND imaginary–sometimes they are both!

  4. See…My imaginary friends are the best! Marcy, I guess you are not really imaginary any longer. That’s the naked truth.

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