Herbed Chicken, Orzo, and Zucchini

This one-dish recipe features a delicious blend of chicken breast, orzo, and zucchini. Ready in under 30 minutes, this is a perfect weeknight meal.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins
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Herbed Chicken, Orzo, and Zucchini
Ingredients
1
cup dried orzo
4
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 to 1-1/4 lb.)
1
teaspoon dried basil
3
tablespoons olive oil
2
medium zucchini, sliced
2
tablespoons red wine vinegar
1
tablespoon snipped fresh dill
 
Lemon wedges (optional)
 
Snipped fresh dill (optional)
Directions
  1. Prepare orzo according to package directions; drain. Cover and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with the basil; season with salt and ground black pepper. In large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add chicken and cook 12 minutes or until no longer pink (170 degrees F), turning once. Remove from skillet. Add zucchini to skillet; cook for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  3. In bowl whisk together vinegar, the remaining olive oil, and the 1 tablespoon fresh dill. Add orzo; toss. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken with orzo, zucchini, and fresh lemon wedges; sprinkle with dill. Serves 4.
Nutrition Facts (Herbed Chicken, Orzo, and Zucchini)
    Per serving:
  • 390 kcal cal.,
  • 12 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 8 g monounsatured fat),
  • 66 mg chol.,
  • 233 mg sodium,
  • 35 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 33 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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