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One Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo
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One Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo - 30 Minutes

One pot and 30 minutes is all it takes to make this delicious Lemon Chicken Orzo dinner. Dinner is one the table fast with this recipe.


  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces (or you can use thighs)
  • 1 ΒΌ cups orzo, uncooked
  • 2 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups spinach, torn
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in halves


  • In a large skillet, melt and heat coconut oil over medium heat.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Add to heated skillet and brown on each side. It will take about 3-4 per side. Be sure the chicken is cooked through before removing to a plate. When chicken is done, remove to a plate and keep warm (cover with aluminum foil).
  • In the same skillet, add the orzo and toast till lightly browned. You shouldn't need to add more coconut oil, but if you do, add about 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Once, the orzo is browned, add the chicken stock and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Then lower heat to a simmer, and cover. Let simmer for 8 - 10 minutes or orzo is almost done.
  • At this point, add the chicken, lemon juice, spinach, and grape tomatoes, heat until the spinach is a bit wilted.
  • Serve immediately.


Recipe adapted from Fake Ginger