Easy Mediterranean Chicken Orzo

Easy Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Pasta dish with chicken, orzo, and lots of veggies that is flavorful and healthful. Everyone will enjoy this delicious midweek supper of Mediterranean Chicken Orzo.

Ten minutes for preparation

Twenty minutes for cooking

Thirty minutes for the entire duration

Four serving.



Ingredients For Recipe:

  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  •  1 Tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2.5 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • sea salt
  • pepper


Instructions For Recipe:

  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot, then salt the water and add orzo pasta for 9-11 minutes or until cooked al dente.
  • Preheat a large pan over medium heat. Once hot add butter and a drizzle of olive oil and once the butter is melted add chicken and season generously with chicken seasoning. Fry the chicken for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown, then flip and season the other side with chicken seasoning and brown the other side for 6-8 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165F internal temperature.
  • In the meantime, cut the cucumber and tomatoes into small dice, chop the parsley finely, chop the red onion, and grate the Parmesan. Add these ingredients to a big bowl and once the orzo is finished cooking, strain it and add it to the vegetables into the big bowl.
  • Season the pasta and vegetables with a drizzle of olive oil, the juice of one lemon and sea salt and pepper to taste and toss until well combined.
  • Serve the orzo veggies mix with a piece of chicken and a few olives


How to Keep Leftover Mediterranean Chicken Orzo?
This keeps well in the refrigerator for up to four days when kept in an airtight container. Over time, the cucumber will start to get a little soggy, but not too unpleasant. This implies that you could even use this recipe for meal prep.

Is It Possible To Freeze Leftover Chicken Orzo?
Regretfully, freezing this dish is not recommended due to the uncooked vegetables. I suggest slicing up some bell pepper and carrots and sautéing them in a little olive oil when making Chicken Orzo to freeze. Just add the olives when serving; otherwise, leave them out.


Nutrition Facts Recipe:
468 kcal of calories, 37 g of carbohydrates, 33 g of protein, 21 g of fat, 6 g of saturated fat, 3 g of polyunsaturated fat, 11 g of monounsaturated fat, 0.1 g of trans fat, 119 mg of cholesterol, 587 mg of sodium, 706 mg of potassium, 4 g of fibre, 4 g of sugar, 1907 IU of vitamin A, 42 mg of vitamin C, 229 mg of calcium, and 3 mg of iron are included.

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