Lemon Garlic Chicken & Orzo

Quick, easy, and tasty. A family favorite!

Yield: 8 servings
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  • 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


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

  2. Heat oil in large skillet over med-high heat, cook garlic and red pepper until garlic is golden.
  3. Stir in chicken, season with salt & pepper. Cook about 5 minutes until lightly browned and juices run clear.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve and top with parmesan cheese.
November 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by shankanela and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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