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Lemon Pepper Chicken with Orzo

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Orzo

Chicken, orzo and vegetables make a quick hearty meal in one skillet.

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25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time


2/3 cup uncooked dried orzo pasta

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

4 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 cup asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until sizzling. Stir in lemon zest and pepper. Add chicken; cook 13-18 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F, is golden brown on both sides and juices run clear when pierced with a fork. Remove from skillet.

  3. STEP 3

    Add asparagus to skillet; cook 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add orzo; toss to coat.

  4. STEP 4

    Slice chicken; serve over pasta.

Nutrition (1 serving)

250 Calories
9 Fat (g)
80 Cholesterol (mg)
105 Sodium (mg)
13 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
28 Protein (g)
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