Orzo with Chicken and Lemon

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 454.0
  • Total Fat: 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 73.4 mg
  • Sodium: 202.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 40.2 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    The juice of one lemon
    2 large chicken breast, butterflied
    1 cup uncooked orzo
    cup yogurt
    cup Parmesan cheese
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 Tablespoon olive oil
    teaspoon salt
    Zest of one half lemon
    pint grape tomatoes cut in half
    5-8 basil leaves, chiffonade


Since you are going to use both the juice and the zest of a lemon, zest your lemon with a zester and set aside - you'll use the zest of one half lemon.
In a small bowl, squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken and sprinkle with teaspoon salt. Let it sit for about twenty minutes. Heat a grill to medium high-heat (or a grill pan)
Cook chicken until just done (about 3 minutes each side) remove from grill to a plate, cover with foil and set aside.
Bring a pan of water to a boil and cook Orzo according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a medium sized bowl, mix together yogurt, Parmesan, garlic, olive oil salt and lemon zest.
When the Orzo is cooked, drain and put in a large bowl add the sour cream mixture, tomatoes and basil.
Cut the chicken breasts into strips and place on top of the orzo!

Serving Size: 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VAL_LYNNE.

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