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Greek Chicken with Vegetable Orzo

2014 March 8

I had a pretty busy week last week: various after school obligations, doctor’s appointments, my mom’s art opening an hour away in the big city.  So when I saw this recipe on Elly’s blog marketed as “15-minutes” I penciled it in for dinner.  I knew that it would definitely take me more than 15 minutes (stopping to sequester the cat into the back bedroom, pausing to kiss my elderly dog on the nose, becoming entranced by a story on the evening news) but I knew it would far less than 30 minutes and these days that’s a win.

Also…it had some flavors that got us out of our usual rut.  I’ve just been sort of uninspired with the cooking lately (hence the infrequent blog updates) and have sort of been milling around in a circle of familiar flavors (burritos, pastas, take-out).


I buy individually frozen chicken breasts from Costco which are awesome and thaw quickly in the sink.  I threw a couple of frozen breasts into the sink, ran out to the barn and did whatever I do out there that takes so long, and came back to chicken ready to be cooked.

The meal came together quickly as promised and was quite delicious.  It was refreshing to have some new flavors on our palates and it was refreshing to truly enjoy dinner again (rather than just going through the motions as you do with chores like brushing your teeth).

It is sort of a one pot meal and I packed it all up and ate it cold for lunch the next day.  It was fantastic.


  • ellysaysopa

    Glad you liked this!

  • Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    I think this might be a match made in heaven. I have a green onion, feta and a lemon to use up. They were orphans at the moment. But no more. Not only that, it’s not a million calories. So guilt free. Too perfect.