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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Still eating turkey? Try this recipe

If you still have turkey leftover from Thanksgiving, try using it in this recipe from Giada De Laurentiis.
I made it using rotisserie chicken a few weeks ago, but it would taste just as good with turkey.
This recipe came from the Food Network website: 

Chicken & Orzo Fritatta:


3/4 cup orzo pasta

6 eggs

1/3 cup whole milk ricotta

1/4 cup creme fraiche

2 cooked chicken breasts, cubed (about 2 cups) or use leftover turkey

4 scallions, chopped

1/4 cup chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley

1/3 cup diced roasted red bell peppers

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the orzo and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta.

In a large bowl combine the eggs, ricotta, and creme fraiche and stir until the eggs are beaten and the ingredients are combined. Add the cooked orzo, chicken, scallions, parsley, red bell peppers, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

Pour the mixture into a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes. Turn on the broiler. Place the pan under the broiler until golden on top, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let set for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve with a side salad.

I would add a little more sea salt and pepper, I felt it lacked a little seasoning. I baked a loaf of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread (from a mix- so good!), added a salad and dinner was ready. My husband pronounced it a keeper.

1 comment:

  1. Perfect timing! We're nearing the end of our turkey and I'm looking for ideas.