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One Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken and Orzo

This recipe is not only delicious, it's also super easy...one skillet, under an hour, and uses mostly pantry staple ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dinner, easy recipe, one pan chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 286kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven or cast iron skillet set over medium high heat. Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper. When the oil is shimmering, add the chicken and sear on both sides until golden, about 3-5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
    3. To the same skillet, add the butter and lemon slices. Sear the lemon until golden on each side, about 1 minute. Remove the lemon from the pan and add to the plate with the chicken. 
    4. To the same skillet, add the garlic and orzo. Cook until the garlic is fragrant and the orzo toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Add the wine to the skillet and de-glaze the pan. Add the chicken broth, kale, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over high heat and stir. Slide the chicken, lemon slices, and any juices left on the pan back into the skillet. Transfer to the oven and roast, uncovered for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
    4. Serve the chicken topped with fresh dill and lemon zest. EAT!

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg