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Chicken with Orzo and Zucchini

This is very simple to make and great for busy weekdays when you don’t have a lot of time to cook, but still want something healthy, light, and delicious.


1 cup dried orzo

1-1 1/4 lb. chicken tenders

1 tsp. dried basil

4 tbsp. olive oil

2 medium zucchini, chopped into 1-inch cubes

2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

1/2 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped

1 lemon, sliced

Prepare orzo according to package directions, drain. Set aside.

Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with basil, salt, and pepper. In a large skillet heat 1 tbsp. olive oil. Add chicken and cook on medium heat for about 6 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink. Remove from the skillet. In the same skillet, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil. Add the zucchini and cook for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.

In a bowl whisk the vinegar, 2 tbsp. olive oil, and dill. Put the orzo and zucchini in a serving bowl and toss with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Place chicken over the orzo, then place the sliced lemon over the chicken.


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