Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lemon Basil Orzo with Chicken

Life has been a little busy as of late.

My grandmother passed away last week, I started a new term for school, it has started snowing..SNOWING!

Anyway, sometimes when things get busy, you just need a quick, easy, dependable recipe that you can whip up and stick on the table.  This would be one of those recipes.  It is light, and tasty.  Perfect for lunch or dinner.

Lemon Basil Orzo with Chicken


3 chicken breasts
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 cloves garlic
1/4 c. butter
2 c. orzo pasta
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 tsp basil
4 c. chicken broth


Preheat oven to 375.

In a medium skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high heat.  Season chicken with the salt, pepper and garlic powder, then cook in the olive oil until golden brown on each side.  Set aside.

In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter.  Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.  Stir in orzo.  Cook until golden.  Add lemon juice and basil.  Cook 1-2 minutes more.

Pat orzo into a 13x9 pan and top with the chicken.  Pour the chicken broth over the chicken and orzo.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.


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