Mediterranean Orzo Chicken

Since I have been limiting my trips to the grocery these days due to the pandemic I have put together some easy meals. This is for anyone who might want a quick and healthy dinner. We warmed this up the next night.

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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs, grilled (or packaged cooked)
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into quarters
  • olive oil for frying and for tomatoes
  • 1 package of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 package grape tomatoes, cut in half and roasted
  • Grilled artichoke hearts in oil, canned or frozen
    (I used Trader Joe’s but marinated in the jar is good also)
    drained and reserve the oil
  • Half a package or orzo, cooked
  • Olive oil from artichokes (or add regular olive oil to taste)
  • herbs, fresh or dried (oregano, thyme, basil)
  • parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. Grill chicken (or use packaged) and slice, set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with foil, place halved grape tomatoes on sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast at 350 for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil in frying pan and add zucchini, sauté until tender.
  4. Add roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and artichokes and stir until combined
  5. Add cooked orzo, chicken, herbs and drizzle with reserved olive oil from the artichokes.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese and combine.

Note: just about any vegetables will do, squash, red pepper, eggplant, onions… You don’t have to roast the tomatoes but I like the sweetness it adds.

 

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