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Quick Chicken Piccata with Parslied Orzo Recipe for A Tasty Lunch

 

Nutritional benefits of ingredients in this recipe

 

WHOLE-WHEAT ORZO
  • 10 percent of the daily value for iron
  • 40 percent of the daily value for thiamin
  • 30 percent of the daily value for niacin
  • 50 percent of the daily value for folic acid
KOSHER SALT
  • Free of additives
  • Tastes better than table salt
  • Less sodium
  • Crunches to savory dishes
CHICKEN BREAST
  • High Protein Content
  • Rich in Vitamins & Minerals
  • Aids weight loss
  • Control of Blood Pressure
SHALLOTS
  • Acts as Antioxidant Agents
  • Improves Circulation & Metabolism
  • Lowers Cholesterol & Improve Heart Health
  • Manages Diabetes
DRAINED CAPERS
  • Very low in Cholesterol
  • Good source of Protein
  • Good source of Dietary Fiber
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
UNSALTED BUTTER
  • Reduced Intestinal Conditions
  • Better Thyroid Health
  • Arthritis Prevention
  • Arthritis Prevention

Imagine the scent of sauteed lemon and how every flavor bursts in your mouth! Create your new favorite lunch with this quick Chicken Piccata with Parslied Orzo recipe.

Ingredients: 

    1 cup uncooked whole-wheat orzo
    3 tablespoons lemon juice 
    2 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    ½ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
    ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    ½ cup all-purpose flour
    4 oz. chicken breast cutlets (4 pieces) 
    ¼ cup finely chopped shallot
    2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
    8 thin lemon slices
    1 tablespoon drained capers
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions: 

  1. Read package directions for Orzo and cook accordingly, omit salt and fat, then drain. Spread orzo on a baking sheet and cool for 10 minutes. 
  2. Place orzo in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 ½ tablespoon oil, parsley, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Stir together to combine. 
  3. Place flour in a dish. 
  4. Sprinkle the remaining salt and pepper into your chicken. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess. 
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  6. Add chicken to the pan and cook for 3 minutes each side or until done.  Place chicken on a platter. 
  7. Add shallot and garlic to the pan and cook for 2 minutes with continuous stirring. 
  8. Stir in 2 tablespoons of juice and lemon slices.
  9. Reduce heat to low. Add capers and butters. Stir until butter melts. 
  10. Spoon lemon mixture over chicken and serve with orzo. 

Enjoy lunch with your family and loved ones!