The BBC Good Food logo
Lemon orzo chicken

Lemon orzo chicken

A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratingsRate
loading...
Magazine subscription – your first 5 issues for only £5!
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Looking for something speedy for dinner? This lemon orzo chicken has asparagus, leeks and peas for a tasty supper that's low in fat

Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal534
low infat11g
saturates3g
carbs68g
sugars9g
high infibre10g
protein35g
salt0.4g
Advertisement

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 leeks, halved and finely sliced
  • 300g orzo
  • 150g asparagus, roughly chopped into 4cm lengths
  • 500ml low-salt chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp low-fat crème fraîche
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 250g cooked chicken, shredded
  • 250g frozen peas
  • ½ small bunch of chives

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a pan and fry the leeks for 5 mins over a medium-high heat, adding a splash of boiling water from the kettle halfway through to steam them slightly. Add the orzo, asparagus and stock, and cook for 10 mins over a high heat, stirring continuously.

  • STEP 2

    Stir through the crème fraîche, lemon zest, juice, chicken, peas and most of the chives. Season and keep on the heat for 3-4 mins to warm through the chicken, adding a splash of water to loosen if needed. Divide between bowls and top with the remaining chives.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2021

Goes well with

Advertisement

Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating

A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content