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Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Easy, healthy, and delicious! This recipe makes about 6 hearty portions and can easily be halved.


Ingredients:

  • 16 ounce package orzo

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 large lemon, juiced

  • 2 tbsp minced fresh garlic

  • 3-4 tbsp basil paste

  • 20 ounce cherry tomatoes

  • 5 ounce fresh spinach

  • 1 cup feta cheese (more to garnish if desired)


To Make:

  1. Prepare orzo per package directions and set aside.

  2. In a dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic. Cook about 3 minutes stirring regularly.

  3. Add the cubed chicken to the olive oil and garlic then add the lemon juice and basil paste. Stir well and sauté 8-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

  4. Add the tomatoes and stir well. Cover and simmer 3-4 minutes. Then stir well again and press the tomatoes to make them burst. Cover and simmer another 4-6 minutes until the tomatoes have broken down.

  5. Stir in the fresh spinach. Simmer 3-5 minutes until the spinach wilts.

  6. Add the cooked orzo and feta. Stir thoroughly and simmer 2-3 minutes.

  7. Serve and top with additional feta if desired.

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