Lemony Chicken and Scallion Orzo, Risotto-Style

Lemony Chicken and Scallion Orzo, Risotto-Style created by DeliciousAsItLooks

A quick, tasty dish influenced by the flavors of Greek cuisine. Easy, different, and a great way to use up left over chicken!

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  • Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet.
  • Sautee the white portions of the scallions until tender, reserve the green portions.
  • Add pasta and stir frequently until some of the grains are toasted golden brown.
  • Add 1 cup of the chicken broth, and allow it to absorb, stirring frequently. When it's almost dry, add another 1/2 cup of broth. Continue in this fashion until the pasta is al dente. If you need more liquid, just add a bit more water.
  • Add chicken, herbs, rest of scallion, Greek seasoning, and juice from half the lemon, stirring until the chicken is warmed through and the herbs have wilted a bit.
  • The orzo should be soft, and a thick, almost creamy sauce should have developed. At this point, add the myzithra cheese and stir until it's thoroughly incorporated.
  • Add additional salt, pepper, and lemon juice to correct the seasoning.
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"A quick, tasty dish influenced by the flavors of Greek cuisine. Easy, different, and a great way to use up left over chicken!"

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  1. DeliciousAsItLooks
    Delicious recipe and fairly easy to make. I used the Greek Seasoning Blend recipe from Food.com. I've never had Myzithra cheese before and was surprised to find that it doesn't melt, but the dish was delicious nonetheless.
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    Lemony Chicken and Scallion Orzo, Risotto-Style Created by DeliciousAsItLooks
  3. DeliciousAsItLooks
    Lemony Chicken and Scallion Orzo, Risotto-Style Created by DeliciousAsItLooks
  4. DeliciousAsItLooks
    Lemony Chicken and Scallion Orzo, Risotto-Style Created by DeliciousAsItLooks
  5. Bay Haven Inn
    Absolutely a new go-to recipe for my house. Fried up the chicken thighs in olive oil with salt and pepper, then just added the onions to the pan and followed the recipe. I did look up a Greek seasoning recipe and wing the seasoning adding fresh garlic and onions because the powders don't do well out here on the coast. YUM!
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