Kotopoulo Giouvetsi ( Chicken Casserole with Orzo)

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450øF.
  2. Wash chicken and rub outside and inside with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  3. Season skin with salt and pepper.
  4. Place chicken in a medium-to-large baking pan, preferably glass or clay, and spread orzo evenly around chicken.
  5. Add remaining oil and other ingredients except cheese and toss in pan to combine.
  6. Place pan, uncovered, in hot oven and reduce heat to 350øF.
  7. Bake for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, basting chicken every 10 to 15 minutes with pan juices, until chicken is tender and orzo cooked, adding more water, if necessary, during baking if orzo seems too dry.
  8. Sprinkle with grated cheese before serving.

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