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Garlic Herb Chicken and Orzo

I’ve been on a quest lately to add more (good) recipes to my regular rotation, the process has been fun. I think my family members are happy too! I was getting bored with the meals I was cooking and presenting and I think they were bored with the regular dishes we were eating. All good.

After looking at several different recipes on Pinterest for chicken and orzo, I came up with this. I love putting my personal flavor touches on already good recipes.

This dish is quite tasty. Finish your plates with a squeeze or two of fresh lemon juice and bit of fresh chopped curly parsley for flavor pop and presentation.

This dish does not disappoint, promise!

Ingredients…,

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or 6-8 tenderloin pieces)

3 cloves garlic chopped

2 tablespoons butter

2 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 cup uncooked orzo

Lemon wedges

Chopped curly parsley

Instructions…

1. In small bowl mix salt, black pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and paprika. Sprinkle over both sides of chicken.

2. Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until golden brown on both sides; approximately 5 minutes each side. Remove chicken pieces to plate. Add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter to pan and reduce to medium low. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes, making sure not to burn it. Add orzo, cook orzo for just a bit to brown (a light brown). Add chicken broth and chicken bring to low boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Uncover remove from heat source.

* Taste orzo, add salt to taste to final product

To serve, spoon a portion of orzo on a plate or shallow bowl, top with a chicken piece or two. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on each serving and top with chopped parsley

Enjoy! g.

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Hi, thanks for stopping bye. I have so many passions, not quite sure (ever,) where to start. I hope you find posts here on my blog that are interesting to you. I have a culinary background, having spent time studying in Hollywood Ca. and in the South of France. I am also a passionate amateur photographer. Lately I've been trying my hand at the written word as well. Enjoy.

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