Lemon Grass Chicken with Herbed Orzo

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(5) 4 Reviews
Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
35
min.
Servings

4 servings

Here's deliciousness at its most fragrant: a simple chicken and orzo dish with fresh basil, chives, garlic and lemon grass.

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  • Mix 2 Tbsp. cheese, flour, 1 Tbsp. each basil and chives, and 1/8 tsp. pepper in pie plate. Moisten chicken with water, then dip in cheese mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of each breast.
  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 min. on each side or until done (165ºF). Transfer to plate; cover to keep warm.
  • Add lemon grass and garlic to skillet; cook and stir on medium heat 1 min. Add broth, remaining pepper and 1 Tbsp. of the remaining cheese. Bring to boil; stir in orzo. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. or until orzo is al dente. Stir orzo. Return chicken to skillet; cook, covered, 2 to 4 min. or until orzo is tender and chicken is heated through. Transfer chicken to plate.
  • Stir remaining basil and chives into orzo; spoon onto plate with chicken. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

How to Buy Fresh Lemon Grass

Look for stalks that are a lemony-light green color on the lower stalk (near the bulb) and fragrant. Avoid purchasing stalks that are loose and coming apart or stalks that are crusty, browned at the tips, lack fragrance or are soft and rubbery.

How to Prepare Fresh Lemon Grass

Cut off and discard the bulb and tough outer leaves. The main stalk (yellow section) is what is typically used in recipes. Use a sharp knife to chop the lemon grass. Or, process in a food processor until finely chopped. Note: The upper green portion can be used in recipes where the lemon grass is cooked for at least 5 min.

Servings

  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 3 Starch
  • 4 Meat (L)
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

You can feel good about serving friends and family this wonderfully flavored main dish that can help you eat right.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 450
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 520mg
Carbohydrate 48g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Protein 36g
   
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • rebeccaod |

    We loved this recipe. Very tasty and would definitely make again.

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  • cctp1016 |

    I loved it! I didn't have lemongrass, so I used some Mrs. Dash's lemon pepper seasoning and it was fine.

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