One Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo Recipe

Experience the vibrant freshness of lemon intermingling with the comforting embrace of chicken in our One Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo recipe. This culinary delight is the epitome of simplicity, combining healthy proteins, carbohydrates, and an array of herbs in a symphony of flavors that will dance on your palate. Ideal for both weeknight dinners and special occasions, this dish packs a wholesome punch in just one pot. The heartwarming fusion of tender chicken, al dente orzo, and tangy lemon enlivens the senses, making this recipe a celebration of taste and simplicity.

Recipe for One Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add the chicken pieces, season with salt and pepper, and cook until they turn golden brown.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot, stirring until the onions become translucent.
  3. Stir in the orzo pasta, letting it toast lightly before adding the chicken broth.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the orzo is al dente.
  5. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and chopped spinach, stirring until the spinach wilts and the flavors meld together.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving. Enjoy your One Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo hot!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 410

Fat:12g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Carbohydrates: 40g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 4g

Protein: 38g

Please note that the nutrition information can vary based on the exact ingredient quantities and brands used.