Chicken with Preserved Lemon & Orzo

This chicken with preserved lemon and orzo recipe is a delicious weeknight meal. It takes less than 30 minutes to make, a large chunk of which is hands-off time. The preserved lemon adds a huge amount of flavor without overpowering the dish. 

Chicken with preserved lemon and orzo | This Healthy Table

There's an amazing shop a few blocks from my house called the Spice House where I buy all my spices. I got both the preserved lemon and the cinnamon for this recipe there. I can't tell you what a difference it makes when you have fresh spices! (2018 Edit: I didn't know about this controversy surrounding Penzeys and The Spice House when I wrote this post. Please do not take my suggestion of good spices at The Spice House as my condoning their Facebook post or response to Bill Penzeys letter.) 

Chicken with preserved lemon and orzo | This Healthy Table

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Yield: 4 servings

Chicken with Preserved Lemon & Orzo

This chicken with preserved lemon and orzo recipe is a delicious weeknight meal.

prep time: 10 minscook time: 16 minstotal time: 26 mins

ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 pound chicken breasts

  • 1 preserved lemon, diced, seeds removed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes

  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1 whole cinnamon stick

  • 1 cup orzo

  • pinch salt & pepper

instructions

  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken breasts and brown on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Remove the chicken breasts and add the lemon, tomatoes, wine, stock, cinnamon, orzo, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Nestle the chicken back into the orzo mixture and bring to a simmer.

  5. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove lid and test temperature of chicken.

  6. Cook, uncovered, until chicken reaches 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

  7. Will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

calories

392

fat (grams)

10

protein (grams)

15

sugar (grams)

8

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