Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 1/2 cup orzo mixture, and 1/3 cup bell pepper mixture)

Most kids love bell peppers and pasta. Both are featured in this simple, fresh dish. Use only red bell peppers, or try any combination of red, yellow, orange, and green.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 2

While orzo cooks, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt, black pepper, and red pepper. Add chicken to pan, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan, and keep warm. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil and bell peppers to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add oregano and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice.

Step 3

Combine orzo and feta, and serve with chicken and bell pepper mixture.

Ratings & Reviews

nola0107's Review

March 09, 2014
This was in CL's five star recipes cookbook and, although I can see that it has five stars (with only 8 reviews previous to mine), I can only give it three stars. There is absolutely nothing special about this meal. It's edible, quick, and healthy, but that's about it. I have 20 other CL recipes I would rather eat. I followed the recipe exactly and served it with steamed broccoli. This won't be added to my regular recipe rotation.

Seattle723's Review

October 02, 2013
I have made this many times because it is quick and I often have the ingredients on hand. Using tips from reviewers that appeared in an earlier posting of this recipe, I add a few small onion wedges, which I sauté a bit first, then add some sliced mushrooms with the bell pepper strips. I also increase the orzo to 6 or 8 ounces. Unless your chicken breasts are of even thickness, I would suggest cutting the chicken into strips, or you could use chicken breast tenderloins.

newtokitchen's Review

September 21, 2011
This will definitely become a weeknight standby at our house. Great flavor! Light and easy. Perfect 30 minute meal!!!

NDMomma2008's Review

March 08, 2010
I made a few adjustments to suit what I had on my fridge...used red onion and green pepper, and baby shrimp instead of chicken. The shrimp turned out REALLY well with these spices, and the peppers were delicious! I needed to get rid of some feta and found this recipe. I am so pleased! I am sharing this with my Mom, who has no patience for cooking. YUM!

YuliAlexi's Review

November 18, 2009
Both my husband and I loved this dish! It was so easy to make and it smelled and tasted delishious!

jmwagner's Review

November 13, 2009
i wasn't sure what to expect from this dish, but it was quite tasty... and easy :) its definitely in the line up for quick weeknight dinners, and i highly recommend that you try it at least once!

patriotshak's Review

September 24, 2009
Made this for a weeknight dinner and upon a first bite my husband said "mmm!" I made it with whole grain rice, adding the feta and some fresh herbs. I seasoned the chicken with greek seasoning to bring out a more Mediterranean flavor.

annamana's Review

May 26, 2009
This recipe was easy to prepare and packed with flavor. After cooking the chicken I tossed in with the bell pepper and garlic mix to give the chicken a little more flavor - so yummy! I would definitely make this dish again - I already want to make it tomorrow! Great for everyday and for special occasions.

skspillman's Review

January 11, 2009
I've made this recipe many times, and it always comes out delicious! Highly recommended.