Lemon Herb Chicken with Confetti Orzo Pasta

Lemon Herb Chicken w/ Confetti Orzo Pasta

Ready in 30 Minutes

Unpack Your Kit Ingredients

local chicken breasts (Red Bird Farms)
lemon olive oil (Round Pond)
italian seasoning
garlic salt
lemon pepper, unsalted (Marshall's Creek)
orzo pasta (InHarvest)
organic extra virgin olive oil packets
chopped zucchini
mirepoix (carrot, celery, onion)
local cheese curds (Hemme Brothers Creamery)
salad dressing (Garlic Expressions)

Grab Your Cookware and Staples

baking sheet
non-stick spray
medium saucepan
large skillet
salt and pepper

Step 1: Bake the Chicken 

PREHEAT the oven to 425 degrees.

SPRAY the baking sheet with non-stick spray.

ARRANGE the chicken breasts 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 cooked through (no pink inside).

Step 2: Boil the Orzo Pasta

While the chicken is baking...

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

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

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

Step 3: Cook the Veggies

While the orzo pasta is boiling...

WARM the contents of extra virgin olive oil packets 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 and Enjoy!

COMBINE the orzo pasta and veggies.

STIR in cheese curds and salad dressing to your liking.

SERVE with the chicken and enjoy!




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Drink Pairings

Wine: William Hill Chardonnay (Napa Valley)
This Chardonnay has a textured palate and full mouthfeel. Complex, layered flavors of tropical fruit, lemon, apple and pear blend seamlessly with hints of coconut, baking spice, caramel and toasted oak for a rich expression.

Beer: Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer
Lively, refreshing ale with a natural citrusy flavor and distinctive cloudy appearance. 

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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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