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Lemon Chicken Orzo

  • Author: Shelley


This Lemon Chicken Orzo puts a unique spin on a simple pasta dish!


  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups spinach


  1. Add oil to a large frying pan
  2. Add the butter and chopped onion over medium heat and saute for 3-4 minutes
  3. Add the minced garlic, Italian seasoning, and Orzo
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often
  5. Stir in chicken broth, lemon juice from half of lemon, and cream
  6. Once it starts to bubble, lower the heat and continue to cook for 10 minutes, stirring often
  7. Add salt and pepper and stir in shredded chicken
  8. Remove from heat and add parmesan, spinach, and lemon juice from the other half of lemon.
  9. Cover pot for 3-5 minutes (check and season with more salt if needed)