One Pot Lemon Chicken Thighs, Artichokes, Green Beans, Orzo

Ingredients: Makes 8 servings

One Pot Lemon Chicken

1/4 cup canola oil
1 pound, 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 cups dry orzo
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 quart chicken broth
1 pound green beans
1 cup canned artichoke hearts, quartered
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup freshly chopped parsley
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Directions:

  1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil. Sear chicken thighs until golden brown on both sides.
  2. Stir orzo and garlic into Dutch oven with chicken. Allow orzo to toast slightly. Stir chicken broth into pot. Bring up to a simmer. Use a wooden spoon to stir scraping the bottom of the pot so that orzo does not stick.
  3. Once liquid is about half absorbed, stir green beans into orzo.
  4. Cook until green beans are tender and liquid is absorbed. Continue stirring frequently. Orzo is more likely to stick to pot as more liquid is absorbed.
  5. Stir artichokes into orzo mixture, cook until heated through.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in salt, pepper, lemon juice, and parsley.
  7. Serve each portion with a lemon wedge.

Serving Size: 
Service size:1 piece of chicken + 1 cup orzo

Nutritional Information:
420 calories, 14 gm fat, 2 gm saturated fat, 560 mg sodium, 47 gm carbohydrate, 4 gm sugar, 5 gm fiber, 27 gm protein

Recipe Source:
Recipe provided by FLIK Hospitality Group 

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