This One-skillet lemon chicken and orzo is a hearty, full of flavor, quick and easy meal. It will be on your table in under 40 minutes. Perfect for potlucks and parties as it is budget-friendly and feeds a crowd.
Easy Chicken Orzo
My kids are in love with this little rice-shaped orzo pasta. It is a staple side dish in our house. Orzo pasta is incredibly versatile. I use it for Mediterranean soups and in salads. The texture of orzo pasta is truly amazing. It is tender, chewy and firm at the same time.
Orzo pasta with chicken is a real hit! Best of all, it is very easy to make it and no dirty dishes, all in one skillet.
First, sear the lemon slices, then sear the chicken, remove the chicken breasts to large plate, cook orzo until it absorbs the broth and add the chicken breast back to the cooked pasta.
Chicken Orzo Ingredients
- Vegetable oil
- Garlic butter
- Chicken breasts. I am in love with chicken breasts, but even chicken thighs will work well for this recipe.
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Italian seasoning. Don't have it in your kitchen? Substitute with ¼ tsp. of basil, thyme, rosemary and oregano.
- Orzo pasta
- Garlic cloves
- Chicken broth
- Black olives
- Pecorino Romano/Parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley
- Juice of 1 lemon
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