Thyme chicken over pasta rice

By Faeza
20 September 2016

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¦ 45ml (3 tablespoons)

sunflower oil

¦ 1 onion, finely


¦ 1 clove garlic,


¦ 1 can (410g) chopped


¦ 500ml (2 cups)

boneless chicken breast,

cooked and cubed

¦ 65ml (¼ cup)

chopped fresh thyme

¦ 3ml (½ teaspoon) salt

¦ 5ml (1 teaspoon) hot

chilli sauce

Pasta rice:

¦ 250ml (1 cup) pasta

rice (orzo)

¦ 15ml (1 tablespoon)

fresh oregano

¦ 15ml (1 tablespoon)


¦ 15ml (1 tablespoon)

lemon juice

¦ salt and freshly

ground black pepper

¦ 65ml (¼ cup)

parmesan cheese


In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat.

Sauté the onions and garlic.

Stir in tomatoes, chicken, thyme, salt and hot chilli sauce.

Reduce heat to medium; cover saucepan.

Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring until tomatoes are soft.

Toss together with pasta rice and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

For the pasta rice; cook in a large pot of boiling salted water for 10 to

12 minutes.

Drain the pasta rice and transfer to a bowl, add oregano, tarragon and lemon juice.

Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Orzo is pasta shaped like rice, and available from most supermarkets. Ask the

shop assistant for help if you don't know where to find it.