Chicken with Orzo

Using deli-roasted chicken makes this 20-minute dinner recipe extra easy; whole wheat orzo and spinach make it extra good for you.

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  • 8 ounces dried whole wheat or plain orzo pasta (1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 cups shredded packaged prewashed fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 hot purchased roasted chicken, skinned and cut into serving-size pieces
Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain well. Return orzo to hot saucepan.
Meanwhile, cut lemon in half; finely shred peel from half of the lemon. Cut remaining lemon half into wedges.
Add spinach and lemon peel to orzo in saucepan; toss to mix. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Divide orzo mixture among four dinner plates. Arrange chicken on top of orzo mixture. Serve with lemon wedges.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 477, Fat, total (g) 12, chol. (mg) 126, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 43, fiber (g) 11, pro. (g) 49, vit. A (IU) 2818, vit. C (mg) 29, sodium (mg) 146, calcium (mg) 111, iron (mg) 5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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