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One Skillet Chicken With Orzo, Tomato And Spinach And Percy

It has been a while again! I am pretty active on Instagram and recently posted this dish from a great cook @halfbakedharvest.  I follow her on Instagram and when I saw this dish I knew I had to make it immediately! Its easy to make, is everything you need all in one pot or skillet and is incredibly delicious. I did make a few changes. I used dried sage and thyme on the chicken instead of oregano and paprika, oven roasted tomatoes rather than sun dried and for umami added a generous splash of Worcestershire. I love a one pot or skillet meal and I am a big fan of orzo, all the components spoke to me and it did not disappoint. You can see the original recipe, its hyperlinked above. I will not post her recipe without her permission so please visit her site. You can do as I did and make it your own its very easy to customize and still have excellent results. I am bringing this to Fiesta Friday #306, it’s been a long time since I have participated in the party and figured its about time to get back in the swing of things.

On November 5th my sweet Percy passed away, it was sudden, completely unexpected and has literally torn my heart in half. Percy was the sweetest, most well behaved and amazing boy. I miss him every minute of every day. I would have had Percy for 4 years on February 13th. I have a very difficult time even typing this because my heart is broken. I will post a tribute to my dear Percy soon, but  right now I am trying to come to terms with his death. RIP angel boy 06/16/2005 – 11/5/2019

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  1. Patty #

    Reblogged this on Campbells World and commented:
    Tasha shares a recipe and sad news.
    Tasha King Campbell and I are sorry for your loss.

    December 16, 2019
  2. hocuspocus13 #

    Your Dear Percy…❤

    I know your sorrow and pain and how much it aches

    I lost my sweet dog Sami she died November 17th

    My Dear Sami…❤

    December 16, 2019
    • I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet Sami. It’s very hard to cope with the loss and even writing this post has me in tears. I am so sorry💔💔💔

      December 16, 2019
      • hocuspocus13 #

        Me too

        Everywhere at home I can’t feel Sami’s presence

        When I come in the door now there is no Sami to greet me

        It’s all too quiet

        December 16, 2019
      • I know Jenna Rose misses him as well and I have to be there for her. My heart breaks for you 💔🌈🙏

        December 16, 2019
      • hocuspocus13 #

        Have a Merry Christmas

        I’ll light a candle for🕯Percy next to Sami’s and a friends cat by the name of Snickers who died in November also

        My home is beginning to look like a church
        🕯 🕯 🕯

        December 16, 2019
      • I will light a candle for Sami as well as Percy. November was a hard month with many losses. A light to guide and brighten and in remembrance of our loved ones.

        December 16, 2019
      • hocuspocus13 #

        ❤ 🎄 ❤

        December 16, 2019
  3. Oh, Suzanne… I know that is so horribly difficult. I know that pain all too well. Sending you a huge hug.
    You really did make this dish your own. With so many changes, you’ve used the original as merely an inspiration, not a copy. I love one-dish meals too.
    Speaking of inspiration, Peaches Dragonfly is “on the loose.” I’ll do the official launch of Thistledown Wednesday. Thank you for your encouragement and support throughout the serial version. Hugs on the wing.

    December 16, 2019
    • Teagan thank you, I’m so broken right now. Your beautiful stories bring relief and I thank you for that. Peaches Dragonfly now that makes me smile. Thank you❤️❤️❤️

      December 16, 2019
      • Do you still have the same e-mail as back then? me.com? Anyhow mine is the same Yahoo address. If you can email and confirm, I’ll gift you a Kindle copy.

        December 16, 2019
      • Emailing now

        December 16, 2019
      • My email is sdebrango@me.com I couldn’t find yours it disappeared

        December 16, 2019
      • I’m sorry, Suzanne. I checked a few times for a reply. Now It looks like you replied here right away, but WordPress didn’t let me see it. I’ll send you a kindle copy now. Happy New Year.

        January 5, 2020
      • Thank you!! Really excited❤️❤️❤️

        January 5, 2020
      • Got it already thank you thank you❤️❤️❤️❤️

        January 5, 2020
  4. The chicken looks delicious. Condolences on your loss of Percy. My Sheba is 13 years old. We’ve had a rough 2 weeks with her ear hematoma. Took awhile for the ear infection to manifest. It was the underlying cause. We just took her head cone off today. Hope that will settle her at night and we can sleep again. Hugs to you.

    Lily

    December 16, 2019
    • I do hope Sheba continues to heal and recovers completely. Thank you so much ❤️❤️

      December 16, 2019
  5. Comfort food. 💕

    December 16, 2019
  6. I’m so sorry about your sweet Percy, sending virtual hugs. As a cat mom, I know how it feels to lose a fur baby.
    The chicken dish sounds delicious, but I would have to make some substitutions for the dairy. Still, a great winter comfort dish.

    December 16, 2019
    • It would be great dairy free using cashew cream or coconut milk. Thank you so much❤️

      December 16, 2019
  7. Percy was so handsome. Thanks for sharing this photo of him.

    xoox, -G

    On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 12:35 PM apuginthekitchen wrote:

    > apuginthekitchen posted: ” It has been a while again! I am pretty active > on Instagram and recently posted this dish from a great cook > @halfbakedharvest. I follow her on Instagram and when I saw this dish I > knew I had to make it immediately! Its easy to make, is everything you ” >

    December 16, 2019
  8. Oh, dear, Suzanne. I feel your pain and know it too well myself after losing my sweet Kasha a couple years ago. Odd as it sounds, the other day as I dusted, I hugged her box of ashes to my chest and teared up. Her picture is in view everyday, but at first I couldn’t put it out. I commend you on writing about Percy here. He truly was a sweet, angel boy. I’m so sorry.

    December 16, 2019
    • Thank you so much Mary. I feel like I have Vern gutted. I am so sorry about Kasha, even after a few years have passed it is still very hard to move on at times.❤️❤️

      December 16, 2019
  9. I’m so sorry for your loss, Suzanne. It is so hard to loose our fur kids. I lost my two old cats this year, the last one Thursday, so I do really feel with you. At least I have my dog Odin yet, even if he also is a senior now, he still thrive and is happy.
    Your food looks delicious and I like cooking in that way too.

    December 16, 2019
    • Thank you Irene, I am so sorry for your loss as well. I am very happy that Odin is doing well, healthy and happy! Losing our fur kids is very difficult, they are family, loved and cherished and the loss is heartbreaking ❤️❤️

      December 16, 2019
      • I can only agree with you. They were my kids still staying at home, since before my kids moved away from home many years ago.
        Huge hugs to you ❤

        December 16, 2019
      • ❤️❤️❤️

        December 16, 2019
  10. Gah, I’m so sorry Suzanne. That’s just the worst. I remember when you got him!!! Horrible.

    December 16, 2019
  11. So sorry to read about Percy. You have our sympathies.

    December 16, 2019
  12. I’m so so sorry to hear about Percy. It’s so hard to see our furry ones go.
    Maybe he’ll hang around as a kitchen angel. He was such a sweet boy. I’m sorry for your loss.

    Looks like a great recipe. I’ve been finicky lately – not knowing what I”m hungry for.
    One pot meals are good/easy for a try. much love, Debra

    December 16, 2019
    • Thank you Debra❤️❤️me too really finicky. Things I normally love to eat I’m like, meh…

      December 16, 2019
      • Eating for food value when I’m not hungry, I turn to snacks of raw veg, fruit and cheese. I’ve also noticed my body goes through some weird things around the solstice. Maybe some miso soup is my answer today. Let me know if you discover any flavors we’ve forgotten. LOL much love, Debra

        December 17, 2019
  13. My heart breaks with you Suzanne. I’m so sorry to hear about Percy. You took him in as an older dog and gave him the best years of his life, so I hope you can find some comfort in that. I’m sure there’s never been a more cared for pup.

    December 17, 2019
  14. I am saddened by your loss of Percy, Suzanne. He looks like a sweet fellow.

    December 23, 2019
  15. So sorry to hear about Percy—losing a pet is so hard, especially when it’s sudden.

    January 7, 2020
  16. The Chicken looks great! Sorry to hear this loss of Percy.

    January 10, 2020

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