Lemon Herb Chicken with Confetti Orzo Pasta

Lemon Herb Chicken w/ Confetti Orzo Pasta

Ready in 30 Minutes

Unpack Your Kit Ingredients

boneless chicken breast (Smart Chicken)
lemon olive oil*
Italian seasoning
garlic salt
lemon pepper, unsalted (Marshall's Creek)

orzo pasta (InHarvest)
extra virgin olive oil*
chopped zucchini
mirepoix (carrot, celery, onion)
local cheese curds (Hemme Brothers Creamery)
salad dressing (Garlic Expressions)

*If the oil has solidified in the fridge, place the sealed container in a cup of warm water. 

Grab Your Cookware and Staples

baking sheet
nonstick spray
meat thermometer
medium saucepan
large skillet
salt and pepper

Step 1: Bake the Chicken 

PREHEAT the oven to 425 degrees.

SPRAY a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

ARRANGE the chicken on the baking sheet.

DRIZZLE with lemon olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, garlic salt and lemon pepper.

BAKE for 15–20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. (Due to the nature of our product, sizes and cook times may vary.)

★TIP: Stick a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken breast to check the temperature.

Step 2: Boil the Orzo Pasta

While the chicken is baking...

BOIL 4 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan.

STIR in the orzo pasta and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes.

DRAIN and rinse immediately with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Step 3: Cook the Veggies

While the orzo pasta is boiling...

WARM the extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.

STIR in the zucchini and mirepoix. (What’s mirepoix? See note below.)

SEASON to taste with salt and pepper.

COOK until tender, about 10 minutes.


That’s mirepoix, pronounced “meer-pwah.” This is a fancy French word for diced veggies (typically onion, celery and carrot) that add a base layer of flavor.  Mirepoix is cooked over gentle heat to sweeten and soften without browning or caramelization. 

Step 4: Serve It Up

COMBINE the orzo pasta and veggies.

STIR in cheese curds and salad dressing to your liking.

SERVE with the chicken and enjoy!


★TIP: Please recycle your dinner kit packaging. Our containers are made of plant-based materials and can be composted.

Good Food for Real People

At Happy Food Co., we source our ingredients from the finest local and regional suppliers so you can feel great about what you’re putting on the table.

We know that eating well is important to you, and we’re delighted to be part of your evening dinner. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we loved designing it for you.

— Chef K


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