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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 394.4
  • Total Fat: 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 97.5 mg
  • Sodium: 411.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 41.8 g

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Herb-Crusted Chicken and Cilantro Orzo

Submitted by: LOSINGITBECKY
Herb-Crusted Chicken and Cilantro Orzo

Introduction

Chicken receives a flavor kick with a medley of herbs in this satisfying dish. Orzo dressed with cilantro makes for a refreshing accompaniment Chicken receives a flavor kick with a medley of herbs in this satisfying dish. Orzo dressed with cilantro makes for a refreshing accompaniment
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    3/4 cup uncooked orzo
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
    4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    4 teaspoon dried italian herbs
    juice of one small lemon

Directions

1. Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Stir in cilantro, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Keep warm.
2. While pasta cooks, sprinkle chicken with the lemon juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper; sprinkle Italian herbs over both sides of chicken, pressing gently to adhere.
3. Melt remaining 4 teaspoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Turn chicken over; cook 7 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand for 3 minutes. Serve chicken over orzo mixture.

Serving Size: 4 servings (serving size: 1 breast half and 1/2 cup orzo mixture)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LOSINGITBECKY.






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