Weekday Chicken and Orzo – Weekly Recipe

. February 23, 2021.
pasted image 0 (21)

Quick, weeknight meal

We all tire of cooking and sometimes want to make an easy, quick meal that tastes like we put some time and thought into dinner.  This recipe fits the requirements – you can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

Gather your ingredients and before you know it, dinner is on the table.

 

Boneless, skinless chicken breast

Kosher salt

Poultry seasoning

Paprika

Olive oil

Butter

Orzo

A variety of vegetables (onions, peppers, radish, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, etc)

Italian salad dressing

Parmesan cheese

 

Throw a handful of kosher salt into a bowl of lukewarm water and mix until salt dissolves.  Pound chicken to thin and even out. Add chicken and let marinate in the brine for 15 minutes.

Cut vegetables into small pieces and place in a salad bowl.  Add Italian dressing.

Cook orzo according to package directions.  When finished boiling, drain and add to the bowl with salad dressing. Stir.  Add parmesan cheese to taste and stir again.

Place a frying pan on medium heat and add a splash of olive oil and a dollop of butter.

Remove chicken from brine and rinse.  Dry with paper towels.  Season both sides with kosher salt, pepper and seasoning of your choice (poultry seasoning and paprika are good choices.)

 Increase pan heat to med-high.  Add chicken and fry for a few minutes on each side. Add more butter if needed.

 

Serve.

Add whatever vegetables you prefer to the orzo.  Use a different dressing, any oil and vinegar based dressing would be tasty.  The chicken seasoning are, again, entirely up to you.  Rosemary, thyme, oregano – it is up to you,

Trending

Ode to the ZIP Code 2021!

For the sixth year in a row, Adams Street Publishing has teamed up with The Fair Housing Center, The Arts Commission and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library for the Ode to the ZIP Code poetry contest.

January Home Maintenance

By Lisa Alleman Add these home maintenance tips to your 2021 Resolutions The holidays are behind us once again along with December’s flurry of activity and family focus. As we begin another year, the care of our homes is a worthwhile focus. These January Home Maintenance tips will help you start the year out right!

2021 Resolutions: Planning for the world after 2020

A worldwide pandemic, a contentious national election and a renewed examination of racism in America, accompanied by hurricanes, fires and even murder hornets, made 2020 a once-in-a-lifetime year.  “The hardest thing for people to get used to in 2020 was the lack of predictability,” explained Matt Rizzo, CEO and president of A Renewed Mind, a

RESTAURANTS OFFERING HEALTHY OPTIONS Need to take off five pounds after the holidays? 

  Happy New Year!  Did you eat your way through the holidays?  Need or want to shed a few pounds?  Still want to enjoy restaurant fare?  Diets and restaurants are not necessarily incompatible.  The USDA gives these tips for making healthy choices at restaurants.  Drink water, split  meals, pick salads full of vegetables with dressing