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Orzo is a pasta (small pieces similar to rice in size). I love pasta (healthy pasta) that is so this was just what I was looking for. Join me!

Lemon orzo chicken

Lemon orzo chicken

AvatarCanning Homemade
SBcanning found this wonderful recipe using orzo in it.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • 8 oz orzo
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp grated lemon zest (peel)
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese crumbled


  • In a large pot of boiling water, add orzo according to package directions. Add peas during the last 10 seconds of cooking orzo and drain.
  • While orzo is boiling on stove, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic to skillet and cook, stirring often, until shallots are tender (2 minutes).
  • Add chicken and 1/4 tsp of sea salt and saute until chicken is cooked through (4 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and add remaining 1/4 tsp sea salt, lemon zest, lemon juice and pepper to skillet stirring to coat chicken.
  • Add drained orzo with peas, mint, and crumbled feta cheese and toss gently to combine.
  • Recipe is ready to serve hot, or if you wish, it may be served at room temperature or even chilled. That is what I call an uncomplicated recipe! You must try this as it is so tasty.
  • Healthy Recipe makes 4 servings.
Keyword Chicken, Lemon orzo chicken