Bring a small pot of water to a boil over high heat. Cook the orzo for about 9 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a deep-sided saute pan or medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the pancetta and cook until crispy.
Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
Add the Swiss chard, and season with salt and pepper. Cook the Swiss chard, stirring periodically until it begins to wilt.
Add the cooked orzo, cannellini beans, and 2 tablespoons chicken broth, and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Add remaining chicken broth, as necessary, if the dish feels like it needs a little more moisture.
Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.
Swiss Chard with Orzo, Cannellini Beans and Pancetta Tips
What if I don't have pancetta? Any bacon will do! Use whatever bacon you have -- I've also used turkey bacon in this recipe and it works perfectly.