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Lemon Chicken with Feta Orzo

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Weeknight dinner doldrums? This Greek-inspired Lemon Chicken will snap you out of it. We’ve paired garlicky, lemony chicken with salty, herbaceous orzo to wake up your palate and get you through the week. This dish is easy enough for a weeknight but also elegant enough for weekend entertaining. And, as always, we use every possible bit of our ingredients, right down to the garlic paper and feta water. Waste not one scrap!


  • 1 cup orzo (or more if desired)
  • 7 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 0.25 ounces feta cheese (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup feta water
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Aleppo chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried dill
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • salt (staples)
  • pepper (staples)
  • olive oil (staples)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (staples)
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    1. Equipment: large pan for chicken, small pot for orzo, grater, strainer
    2. In your small pot, add water and season heavily with salt. Once the water is boiling, add the orzo to the pot.
    3. Place your large pan over high heat. Grab your chicken thighs and season both sides generously with salt and pepper. Drizzle the pan with olive oil and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the chicken thighs to the hot pan.
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    Calories550Calories from Fat190
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat190
    Total Carbohydrate42g14%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C45%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Tim B. 24 days ago
    Delicious Would for sure make again
    miranda s. 2 months ago
    its so good. we used what we had in the pantry so chicken breast instead of thighs and parm instead of feta. since i didnt have the feta water i added some chicken broth to the sauce mixture. after the breasts were fully cooked i sliced them up ans let them sinmer a bit longer in the juices. so delicious and definetly will make again!
    Lilly 3 months ago
    So delicious and easy! The chicken was so tender and moist and the dill was a fresh flavor. I substituted rice for orzo since I’m gluten-free and it worked well. 5 stars!
    MB 4 months ago
    Could not get this right for some reason and consider myself a decent cook I will chalk it up to not being a lemon fan but The texture of the feta on the noodles was a little too sloppy and didn’t feel like the taste was interesting enough Again this is just my experience :/
    Jaron 4 months ago
    Feta and lemon go so well together!
    Devon Guerrero 4 months ago
    I like everything but the Orzo. It lacked flavour to me.
    Gloria Pennycook 4 months ago
    Excellent easy used blue cheese because that’s why I had really good
    Paije Croghan 4 months ago
    Delicious! Will definitely be making again!
    Deborah D. 5 months ago
    it was delish! Easy to make.
    maria malora 5 months ago
    It became one of our favorites in my family!! Delicious!!
    Jo Aragon 5 months ago
    Overall. Loved the flavors. Used a different chili powder with a dash of cayenne. Really brightened the flavor of orzo. I had to double recipe for my family so I’m always mindful that in doubling sometimes I have to add more or less of something not completely doubled and so I didn’t have enough chicken even with 15 chicken thighs. Would prefer in any recipe that an approx. weight would be included or an interpretation of “med. onion” as related to size or amount. Also, in my opinion. 6 mins per side for chicken is too long. Again with an understanding of size would help.
    Judith Maring 5 months ago
    I used fresh dill and chicken breast, great dish.
    D D 6 months ago
    The proportions for the orzo seasoning seem to be off, came out way to spicy. Chicken and the sauce were really good though.
    Cook Destroyer 6 months ago
    Accidentally salted too much but still very yummy. So is the dude in the video. I mean wot
    Mina Nakawake 7 months ago
    turned out amazing! I used paprika and cayenne instead of the chili powder and it was so good! my picky brother loved it!
    Theresa Eades 7 months ago
    was very Delicious!! will be a go to recipe
    Kristy Bikadi 7 months ago
    Awesome & so easy to make!
    Caroline MacIntosh 8 months ago
    It was really good! I’m not going to use thighs again because the prep was difficult and they don’t look as appealing as chicken breast. I also subbed chicken broth for the wine which made it more rich
    Kathy Hobbs 8 months ago
    This was really yummy! I didn’t have the wine or the chili powder. I used low sodium chicken broth and left out the chili powder. I love lemons and this definitely had lots of lemon flavor. Oh, I also took the skin off the garlic and chopped slightly. I just couldn’t handle leaving the skins on! 🤓I fixed the rest as is. I will use more feta in the orzo next time. Loved the touch of dill.
    It was ok i honestly thought that feta water was a typo. My feta is always dry so i had to skip that.
    Sam Rosiek 8 months ago
    Very quick it did take 15 min and it was really good
    Grant Hohlbein 9 months ago
    Loved it! I probably did too much with the chili powder in the orzo, but the chicken was soo good very lemon-y!
    Georgie Gilkey 9 months ago
    The chicken was super tender and juicy and the flavors blended together really well. I really liked the feta so next time we will add more. Also we substituted the orzo for rice and it was really good.
    Kyla Percy 10 months ago
    The written instructions leave some things unclear. My boyfriend and I had to add to the sauce because ours didn’t stay while the thighs were cooking. Over all not bad flavours though
    Brandon McFadden 10 months ago
    Turned out fantastic! My wife and daughter enjoyed it.
    David Veselenak 10 months ago
    This was delightful. I substituted chicken breasts for thighs, but it still packed a lot of flavor. The orzo with dill and feta was incredible. It took me about a half hour start to finish, so still relatively quick to make. Will definitely make again, great find.
    danciladancila 10 months ago
    this recipe is very delicious
    rachel es 10 months ago
    Good! I just want to know (and might be missing something where it’s listed) how many servings this makes for nutritional purposes.
    Crystal a year ago
    We really enjoyed this. We used 1tsp of dill instead of 2TBSP and felt we could've gone even less, or use a different seasoning (I really like dill, but not everyone does). Overall though, we really liked it.