Lemon Chicken with Feta Orzo Recipe | Yummly

Lemon Chicken with Feta Orzo

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Weeknight dinner doldrums? This Greek-inspired Lemon Chicken will snap you out of it. We’ve paired garlicky, lemony chicken with salty, herbaceous orzo to wake up your palate and get you through the week. This dish is easy enough for a weeknight but also elegant enough for weekend entertaining. And, as always, we use every possible bit of our ingredients, right down to the garlic paper and feta water. Waste not one scrap!


  • 1 cup orzo
  • 7 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 ounce feta cheese (save the feta water, about ½ cup)
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Aleppo chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried dill
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • salt (staples)
  • pepper (staples)
  • olive oil (staples)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (staples)
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    1. Equipment: large pan for chicken, small pot for orzo, grater, strainer
    2. In your small pot, add water and season heavily with salt. Once the water is boiling, add the orzo to the pot.
    3. Place your large pan over high heat. Grab your chicken thighs and season both sides generously with salt and pepper. Drizzle the pan with olive oil and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the chicken thighs to the hot pan.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium42% DV1000mg
    Fat65% DV42g
    Protein184% DV94g
    Carbs28% DV84g
    Fiber32% DV8g
    Calories1090Calories from Fat380
    Total Fat42g65%
    Saturated Fat17g85%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat380
    Total Carbohydrate84g28%
    Dietary Fiber8g32%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C90%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Yummly User 8 days ago
    It was very easy, quick and tasty, but the ingredients seem a bit off... 14 chicken thighs and 14 garlic cloves and just 1/2 oz of cheese for 4 ppl?? Family loved it!
    Yummly User 8 days ago
    Used a different pasta as local shops didn’t have orzo/risoni, added paprika and fresh dill to it too. Oh and used 4 lemons (cause you can never have too much!) - was delicious!!! Goes great with steamed broccoli. Will definitely make regularly.
    Yummly User 11 days ago
    It was yummy. Next time I will try it with different pasta.
    Yummly User 16 days ago
    It was great! Super easy and quick to prepare! And so so delicious! Thanks
    Yummly User a month ago
    This was so yummy! Made this for my boyfriend and I and it turned out perfect. Didn’t have white wine and used regular chili powder instead of aleppo chili powder, but still tasted great. One of my new faves! :)
    Yummly User 3 months ago
    was good and easy. still think 7 thighs for 2 servings is incorrect. also dont know why you need to save garlic skins
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    Delicious! Didn’t have the feta water but had the feta cheese, still great and flavorful
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    easy to do, really tasty.