Chicken with White Bean and Parmesan Baked Orzo
adapted from How Sweet It Is
1 cup of regular or whole wheat orzo pasta
2 cups Shredded Cooked Chicken
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4 cups of raw spinach
1 15-ounce can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
3 tbsp. heavy cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Bring water to a boil and prepare pasta according to directions, lessening the cooking time by 1-2 minutes since the pasta will bake.
While pasta is cooking, heat a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Add onions and peppers and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Add in garlic and spinach, and stir until spinach wilts, then turn heat down to low. Add in white beans. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Drain pasta and add pasta & chicken to the mix, then toss to combine. Turn off heat, add heavy cream and half of the grated parmesan, and toss once more.
Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray. Spoon orzo mixture into the baking dish, then top with remaining cheese. Bake for 15 minutes, then if desired, broil for 1-2 minutes until cheese on top is golden.