Chicken, Lemon and Dill With Orzo

"From an article in *Everyday Food* on baked pasta dishes. Whips up in a jiffy; a lovely combination of flavors, redolent of Greece."
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a saucepan, bring broth, 3/4 cup water, butter, salt, and pepper to a boil.
  • In a greased 3-quart baking dish (for example, 9" x 13"), combine chicken, orzo, feta, dill, lemon zest, and juice.
  • Pour broth mixture over orzo and stir once to incorporate.
  • Bake until orzo is tender and cooking liquid is creamy, 40 minutes. Sprinkle Parmesan on top and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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  1. I made this last night. So easy and simple. I used a little more juice than called for and the flavor was a hit. Simple, easy and light tasting. Served with roasted asparagus and garlic bread. YUMMY, company worthy meal.
  2. This was a very simple recipe to follow! The flavors were outstanding, very lemony and cheesy. I think in the future I will modify this dish and add less orzo pasta as the dish seemed a touch dry. Maybe 3/4 of the box instead of the whole box.
  3. This goes together so quickly and easily. My whole family loved it!
  4. Just made this and it was SUPER easy. Next time, however, I'll likely add some onions and mushrooms for some veggie content.
  5. This was seriously awful. The flavor combo was just weird. I really wanted to like it, because I like dill, I like orzo, and I like chicken, and it sounded different that the usual stuff you see posted on here. However, it was gross. Sorry!


I only came to cooking in my 50s, when we moved home to a tiny town with only a few restaurants. I'm always on the hunt for easy, flavorful recipes (often ethnic cuisines), and I'm always ready to try something new and different! In cold weather I gravitate to stews, soups, and casseroles of the not-too-heavy kind; in hot weather I love a salad or cold soup. Partly because of my husband's diabetes (I'm borderline) and partly out of indolence, baking is not my thing.
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