Lemon Chicken Orzo Veggie Packed Pasta

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 4
Lemon Chicken Orzo Veggie Packed Pasta
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2 tbsp Butter, unsalted
1 small Yellow onion (chopped)
2 clove(s) Garlic (chopped)
1 medium Carrots (diced)
227 gm Asparagus (cut into 1-inch pieces)
1 small Zucchini (quartered lengthwise, cut into 1-inch pieces diagonally)
1 small Summer squash
1 bird Whole Chicken, skinless (diced)
1 cup Orzo, dry
1 cup Chicken broth (stock)
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon peel (zest)
1 pinch Kosher salt
1 dash Black pepper
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup Basil, fresh (sliced)
3 tbsp Pine nuts, dried


Cook orzo according to package instructions and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the butter, onion, garlic and carrot and saute until tender.

Add the asparagus, zucchini and squash and saute briefly.

Add the cooked chicken, cooked orzo pasta, broth and lemon. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer, stirring until mixture begins to thicken.

Stir in the remaining butter, 1/2 cup of the cheese and transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the basil and pine nuts.

Serve with the remaining cheese and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 588
Calories from fat 229
Calories from saturated fat 103
Total Fat 25.5 g
Saturated Fat 11.5 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.8 g
Cholesterol 150 mg
Sodium 700 mg
Potassium 1038 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Sugars 6.7 g
Protein 52 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 1.3
Meat 1.8
Meat Alternative 0.2
Milk Alternative 0.5
Vegetables 2.1

Energy sources