Community Recipe
from [shankanela]
Lemon Garlic Chicken & Orzo

Lemon Garlic Chicken & Orzo

Quick, easy, and tasty. A family favorite!

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 3 cup(s) uncooked orzo
  • 1/4 cup(s) olive oil
  • 6 clove(s) garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 lemon - juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup(s) minced parsley
  • 6 cup(s) fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 cup(s) cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup(s) basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) grated parmesan cheese


Boil pasta according to package directions, 8-10 minutes until al dente. Drain

Heat oil in large skillet over med-high heat, cook garlic and red pepper until garlic is golden.

Stir in chicken, season with salt & pepper. Cook about 5 minutes until lightly browned and juices run clear.

Reduce heat and stir in parsley, basil, spinach, tomatoes, lemon juice and zest and orzo. Cook about 5 - 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until spinach is wilted and tomatoes are heated through.

Serve and top with parmesan cheese.

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