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.

Herbed Chicken, Orzo, and Zucchini
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 cup dried orzo

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 to 1-1/4 lb.)

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced

  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill

  • Lemon wedges (optional)

  • Snipped fresh dill (optional)


  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 (per serving)

390 Calories
12g Fat
35g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 18.3mg 92%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 659mg 14%
Folate, total 137.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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