Lemon Herb Chicken with Confetti Orzo Pasta

Lemon Herb Chicken w/ Orzo Pasta

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For the best experience, please skim through the steps before you start cooking. 

Unpack Your Kit Ingredients

local, pasture-raised chicken breast (David's Pasture)
lemon olive oil*
Italian seasoning
garlic salt
lemon pepper

orzo pasta (InHarvest)
extra virgin olive oil*
chopped onion
chopped carrot
chopped celery
chopped seasonal veggies (Bates County Produce)
cheese curds (Jisa's Farmstead Cheese)
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 to taste

Step 1: Roast the Chicken 

PREHEAT the oven to 425 degrees.

SPRAY a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

PLACE the chicken breasts on the baking sheet.

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

BAKE for 20–25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

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

Step 2: Boil the Orzo Pasta

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.

Step 3: Sauté the Veggies

While the orzo pasta is boiling...

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

STIR in the onion, carrot, celery and seasonal veggies.

SEASON to taste with salt and pepper.

SAUTÉ until tender, about 10 minutes.

Step 4: Serve It Up

DRAIN the orzo pasta and combine with the veggies.

STIR in cheese curds and Garlic Expressions dressing to your liking.

★TIP: The cheese curds will be partially melted in the orzo pasta. Delicious! If you prefer unmelted cheese, allow the pasta to cool in your fridge for a few minutes before stirring in the cheese curds, or omit them entirely.

SERVE with the chicken and enjoy!


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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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