Naptime Orzo, Tomato and Chicken with Feta – adapted from a recipe by Jennifer Garner


1 c. dry orzo pasta
3 t. olive oil
1 c. onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¼ c. white wine
1 28 oz. can of whole peeled tomatoes, juices reserved
1 t. dried oregano
½ t. freshly ground black pepper
½ t. Kosher salt
¼ t. crushed red pepper flakes
1 t. fresh basil, chopped
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into narrow strips
¾ c. feta cheese


1. In a pot of salted boiling water, cook orzo according to directions. Drain, set aside.
2. In a large, deep skillet heat olive oil. Add onion and garlic, cook until soft and translucent. About 5 minutes.
3. Add white wine, boil off alcohol. About 1 minute.
4. Add tomatoes, without the juices. Break the tomatoes up with a wooden spoon.
5. Then, add reserved tomato juice, oregano, pepper, salt and red pepper.
6. Add chicken strips.
7. Simmer for about 6 minutes, until sauce starts to thicken and chicken is cooked through.
8. When chicken is cooked through, add orzo and mix well with the sauce.
9. Stir in fresh basil.
10. When it is all incorporated finish the dish by mixing in feta and serve.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This recipe is perfect for Naptime Chef-ing because it is infinitely flexible. You can substitute shrimp for chicken if you’d like, and you can feel free to play with different herbs to adjust the flavoring. Once, in a pinch, I used diced tomatoes instead of whole-peeled and they worked just as well.

Naptime Stopwatch

This dish takes about 30 minutes to make in it’s entirety. During naptime you can either make the whole thing, or at least chop the onions. But it is really a simple skillet meal, so you can prepare it very quickly.

Naptime Reviews

This dish is a big hit with my whole family. The flavors are simple and delicous, which even my daughter appreciates!

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