- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
- 2 lemons, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon dill
- ¼ teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups orzo pasta
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Filet each chicken breast into 2 thin pieces. Season with lemon pepper.
In a 9”x13” baking dish, mix lemon juice, oil, salt, dill, thyme, garlic, chicken broth, and orzo.
Arrange seasoned chicken pieces on top and gently press down into mixture.
Top each piece of chicken with a few lemon slices.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked and orzo is tender.
Top with parsley or grated parmesan cheese, if desired.
Freezer option: Prepare lemon orzo chicken bake through step 5, then wrap tightly with foil and freeze. To prepare, thaw completely in the refrigerator, then bake at 375°F for about 40 minutes.
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