Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lemon and Mint Orzo with Chicken

I love everything lemon (if I haven't mentioned that already)! That is probably why this is one of my  favorite go-to dinners.  The flavors of the mint leaves and lemon dressing are so refreshing! This recipe is easy, inexpensive, and delicious... what's not to love??


2 cups orzo
1 cup olive oil
zest and juice of two lemons
2 tablespoons honey
1 white onion
1 can of white beans
2 cooked chicken breasts
10 mint leaves

1. Boil four cups of water then add orzo. Cook for about 15 minutes or until al dente. 
2. Meanwhile chop up the onion and saute in olive oil until just soft.  You want your onion to still have some crunch to it.  
3. Make your dressing: Combine the lemon zest and juice with 3/4 cup olive oil and 2 tablespoons of honey.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper.  
4. Chop up your mint leaves and cooked chicken breasts.
5. Add sauce, onion, beans, mint, and chicken breasts to the orzo.  Add another pinch of salt and pepper.  Stir together and let the flavors marinate.
6. Enjoy!