Rating: 4.5 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 7 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

45 mins
5 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl combine mint, lemon peel, 2 tsp. lemon juice, olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. of pepper; set aside. In a medium saucepan bring 4 cups salted water to boiling.

  • For cucumber tzatsiki, peel and grate half the cucumber. Cut the remaining cucumber into bite-sized chunks; set aside. Squeeze grated cucumber to remove excess water. In a small bowl combine grated cucumber, yogurt, remaining 2 tsp. of lemon juice, 1 tsp. of garlic, and remaining 1/4 tsp. of salt; set aside.

  • Halve any large chicken tenders. In a shallow bowl combine chicken, cornstarch, 1 Tbsp. dry sherry, remaining 2 tsp. garlic, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Stir until cornstarch is no longer visible. Stir in 1 Tbsp. of peanut oil; set aside.

  • Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or 12-inch stainless-steel skillet over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 2 seconds of contact. Add orzo to the dry wok; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until browned. Remove orzo from pan; transfer to boiling water. Cook 9 minutes or until tender. Drain; set aside.

  • Meanwhile, add 1 Tbsp. peanut oil to pan. Add chicken; spread evenly in a single layer. Cook, undisturbed, 1 minute, until chicken begins to sear. Stir-fry 1 minute or until chicken is just opaque. Swirl in remaining 2 Tbsp. of dry sherry; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Add tomato wedges; stir-fry for 30 seconds. Remove pan from heat. Stir in cooked orzo and reserved cucumber.

  • Drizzle with the mint mixture. Serve with cucumber tzatsiki.

Nutrition Facts

432 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 73mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 32g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 4g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 7g; protein 34g; vitamin a 1095.5IU; vitamin c 20.5mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 14.6mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 97.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 740mg; potassium 858mg; calcium 101mg; iron 2.6mg.