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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!


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


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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