Lemon Dill Orzo with Chicken

Posted by Amy

Susan shared this winning one with me.  It’s delish and easy.

Lemon Dill Orzo with Chicken

  • 4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 t. coarse salt
  • ½ t. ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. chicken, cut into 1 inch pieces  (I use skinless, boneless thighs)
  • 1 lb. orzo  (I use wholewheat)
  • 2 c. crumbled feta cheese  (8 oz.)
  • ¼ c. chopped fresh dill
  • 2 t. grated lemon zest
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 c. grated Parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Bring to boil in saucepan:  chicken broth, ¾ c. water, butter, salt, pepper.
  3. Combine raw chicken cubes, raw orzo, feta, dill, lemon zest & juice.
  4. Spray 3-qt. baking dish  ( largest Pyrex) with Pam.   Spread chicken-orzo mix into dish.  Pour hot broth mixture over chicken-orzo mix, stirring to incorporate.
  5. Cover tightly with foil and bake 40 minutes until orzo is tender and cooking liquid is creamy.
  6. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top and continue baking 5 minutes.
  7. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Lemon Dill Orzo with Chicken

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