Masala Chicken Orzo

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi MAX 15-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker with Smart Cook System OL750
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 20 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 2 people

Masala Chicken Orzo

Creamy Masala Chicken Orzo is easy to make, full of hearty orzo, juicy chicken and lots of cheese.

Recipe tags


  • 1lb chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 350g orzo
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 250g double cream
  • 1/2 juice of lemon
  • 60g cheddar or parmesan, grated

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  • Step 1

    Season the Chicken Breast with Salt and Pepper.

  • Step 2

    Heat the Olive Oil and Butter in the Foodi on Saute function.

  • Step 3

    Add the cubed Chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes until seared all over. Remove and set aside.

  • Step 4

    Add the Onion and Garlic and cook, stirring for 3 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Add Red Chilli Powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder.

  • Step 6

    Add the Orzo to the pot and stir.

  • Step 7

    Add Chicken back to pot, add stock and stir everything together.

  • Step 8

    Turn off and close pressure lid.

  • Step 9

    Cook on Manual, High Pressure for 5 minutes.

  • Step 10

    Once cooking is complete, use Quick Pressure Release. (Carefully slide the valve to vent).

  • Step 11

    Carefully remove lid , select saute and stir through cream, lemon and cheese.

  • Step 12

    Cook for 1 minute and then turn off.