Jess Finds Balance

My journey to finding a healthy balance with eating, exercise, and life in general

Chicken Sausage, Zucchini, Tomato and Feta Orzo August 13, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — jessfindsbalance @ 6:57 pm

Adapted from a Whole Foods Recipe

  1. Prepare 8 oz. whole wheat orzo according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare 1 pound of sweet Italian chicken sausages according to package direction (you can prepare them over the stove or on the grill).
  3. While the sausages are heating, heat 1 – 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil in a large heavy saute pan over medium-high heat. Add 3-4 cloves of finely chopped garlic, stir for a few seconds, then add 1 pound of chopped zucchini and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. When the sausages are done, cut them into bite-sized pieces and add to saute pan along with 1 pint of halved cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil, 2 tbsp. of fresh oregano, salt and pepper. Continue to saute until tomatoes are just softened, about one minute more.
  5. Toss together cooked orzo, 1 6. oz container of feta cheese crumbles, and sausage mixture in a large serving bowl.
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2 Responses to “Chicken Sausage, Zucchini, Tomato and Feta Orzo”

  1. […] make him dinner so that it would be ready when he came home. I made (what he said was a very yummy) chicken sausage, zucchini, tomato and feta orzo pasta. He put some in a little tupperware for me to have when I’m feeling more up to […]

  2. […] got home, my stomach was feeling so much better and I was eager to try the meal we made last night: chicken sausage, zucchini, tomatoes, feta and orzo. I decided to bulk it up with some fresh spinach for some extra […]


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