Baked Chicken with Orzo and Peas

4 tablespoons butter, divided
2 pounds chicken tenderloins
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound box orzo
2 cups fresh or frozen peas
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
32 ounces chicken broth
salt and pepper, as needed

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large saute pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium high heat. Season tenderloins with salt and pepper, and cook in the butter until each side is browned, about 3 minutes each side. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the saute pan, melt and add the onion and garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes then add the orzo. Saute for another 3-4 minutes until orzo starts to brown. Add peas, basil and chicken broth and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper if needed. Pour orzo mixture into a 9×13 glass baking dish. Place tenderloins on top of orzo. Bake for 45 minutes.

Yummy, yum, yum - comfort food!

Yummy, yum, yum – comfort food!

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