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Herbed Chicken, Orzo, and Zucchini

Herbed Chicken, Orzo, and Zucchini

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish 20 mins

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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.


  • 1 cup dried orzo
  • 4 small 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)


  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)

Servings Per Recipe 4, sat. fat (g) 2, pro. (g) 33, vit. A (IU) 243, iron (mg) 3, carb. (g) 35, vit. C (mg) 18, Thiamin (mg) 1, Fat, total (g) 12, Riboflavin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 66, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, fiber (g) 3, sodium (mg) 233, sugar (g) 3, Potassium (mg) 659, calcium (mg) 50, cal. (kcal) 390, Niacin (mg) 16, Monounsaturated fat (g) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Folate (µg) 137

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