Mediterranenan Lemon Chicken with Artichoke Hearts and Orzo Recipe

Looking for an easy Mediterranenan Lemon Chicken with Artichoke hearts and orzo recipe? Learn how to make Mediterranenan Lemon Chicken with Artichoke hearts and orzo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mvf3405

Makes 6 servings



Easy and tasty Greek style chicken dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Mediterranenan Lemon Chicken with Artichoke hearts and orzo

2 oz. reduced fat feta
8 pitted kalamata olives, sliced
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/4 lb. artichoke hearts (in brine), drained and quartered
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tsp. fresh oregano leaves (or 1/2 tsp dried)
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
18 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts -3 oz. each

Recipe Directions for Mediterranenan Lemon Chicken with Artichoke hearts and orzo

  1. Cook the orzo according to package directions, omitting salt, if desired; drain and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in feta cheese and olives, cover and keep warm.

  2. Sprinkle chicken with the salt and pepper. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the chicken an cook until browned, 3-4 min. per side. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  3. Add artichoke hearts, garlic and oregano to the skillet; cook stirring constantly until fragrant, about 1 min. Return the chicken to the skillet and add the broth and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 min.

  4. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Pout 1 cup of the artichoke sauce over the orzo and toss well. Divide the orzo among 5 plates and place 1 piece of chicken on each plate. Serve with the remaining sauce.

Categories

Chicken, Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 242.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
165
Calories from Fat
38
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.2g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
52mg
17%
Sodium
826mg
34%
Potassium
404mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
12.0g
4%
Dietary Fiber
5.8g
23%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
23.5g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 9% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sodium
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