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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.


    florin bucur 6 days ago
    This recipe is delicious
    Kim 11 days ago
    I have so many questions.....I am not a cook at all. I wanna try this so bad it looks delicious. I tried to find the Aleppo Chilli...I see soooo many other names like Aleppo pepper & Aleppo Chile...does it go by another name? How do you make the feta water? Thank you!!
    Cook Destroyer 14 days ago
    Accidentally salted too much but still very yummy. So is the dude in the video. I mean wot
    Mina Nakawake a month 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 a month ago
    was very Delicious!! will be a go to recipe
    Kristy Bikadi a month ago
    Awesome & so easy to make!
    Caroline MacIntosh 2 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 2 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 3 months ago
    Very quick it did take 15 min and it was really good
    Grant Hohlbein 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago
    Turned out fantastic! My wife and daughter enjoyed it.
    David Veselenak 4 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 4 months ago
    this recipe is very delicious
    rachel es 5 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 5 months 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.
    Jacky Gomez 5 months ago
    Absolutely amazing and soooo easy! I put sliced lemons under the chicken skin. Would recommend halving the chili and dill, and tripling the feta for the pasta.
    Carol Cooley 5 months ago
    This was delicious. I’m made it with a local Myer lemon a friend gave me and oooooh so good. I didn’t add the extra butter at the end I wanted to but didn’t need to. I would add if I was feeling luxurious. Quick and easy dinner. It will be added to my regular repertoire.
    Lauren 5 months ago
    It turned out well! lots of flavour and easy to make
    Derrick Peprah 5 months ago
    I downloaded this app yesterday and this was my first dish I prepared. The lemon chicken was so goood I felt like a pro. Thank you.
    rosie 6 months ago
    this dish turned out great. I used crumbled feta, so did not have any feta water, but it was still very tasty. I read another review which was a great idea, to add spinach to the orzo for some vibrant color, and to have a veggie added. turned out excellent. will definitely be making this again.
    Robert 6 months ago
    Great easy recipe, added baby spinach to the orzo mix, just added some colour and tasted great
    Jem 7 months ago
    great flavours with minimal effort. instead of dill i used dried coriander, the lemon and feta is a delicious combo.
    Bonny Welygan 7 months ago
    Loved this dish, very easy to make with great flavors...will definitely add to my rotation!
    Hovland 8 months ago
    Excellent with bone in chicken thighs!
    king james 8 months ago
    great added some sage
    Taylor Seifert 8 months ago
    Loved it! Does not need the full amount of chili powder and dill though.
    Julia Buck 9 months ago
    so good! I use extra Garlic