Friday, December 18, 2009

Chicken Piccata with Orzo Pasta

Chicken Piccata with Orzo Pasta

1 lb. chicken breasts
2 cups cooked orzo pasta
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
Lemon slices
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Saute chicken till cooked through and lightly browned.
In a separate skillet, saute green onions in olive oil over medium heat. After a few minutes, add sun-dried tomatoes and 1/4 cup of the chicken broth. Add hot cooked orzo, stirring to combine. Set aside and keep warm.
When the chicken is done, remove and place in a covered dish to keep warm.
In the same skillet as the chicken, add the remaining chicken broth and lemon juice; simmer for 2 minutes, stirring up the bits from the bottom of the pan. Add butter in small amounts, stirring till well combined. Stir in the parsley.
Spoon the broth mixture over the chicken. Serve with orzo and garnish with lemons.

Chad's rating: 10/10
Amy's rating: 10/10

Recipe adapted from the "In the Kitchen" Costco cookbook.

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