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Friday, January 29, 2010

Chicken Orzo with Roasted Peppers-6pts

I was skeptical that I'd like this, I mean it sounded okay but I didn't know about it. I gave my husband 3 options and asked which sounded yummier for dinner. This is what he chose. Once he made he thought this was DELICIOUS. I thought it was good, I'd eat it again, but I wouldn't call it wonderful. Not because it isn't a good recipe, only that its not the sort of thing I normally choose. But it was good.
Chicken Orzo with Roasted Peppers
(serves 4)
  • 1 med green bell pepper (cut in half and seeded)
  • 1 med red bell pepper (cut in half and seeded)
  • 6 oz orzo pasta
  • 8 oz skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbs minced parsley (recipe recommends fresh parsley, we just used dried)
  • 1 tbs minced mint leaves (again recommends fresh, we used dried)
  • 1 tbs lemon juice (recommends fresh, we used jarred from the fridge)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1.5 oz feta cheese (we skipped this, if you leave it out it takes a point off per serving=5pts per serving w/out feta, or check out your feta, lower fat ones will change this-calculated on 75 cal per oz)
Directions: Heat oven at 400 degrees F. Place cut-side down on a "jelly-roll" pan roast for 25-30- or until the skin is blistered and charred. When its done place into a paper bag, let sit for 5 minutes (until cooled), and then peel. (I only peeled half of mine, I gave up after they didn't want to peel, couldn't taste the difference). While the peppers are being made ready, cook the Orzo, and poach the chicken. (I had never poached chicken before. The recipe contained directions, apparently all you do to poach a chicken is place the chicken in skillet with shallow boiling water-3cups-cover it and cook for a few minutes-10minutes or so.) To make the sauce- in a jar or a bowl, add parsley, mint, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, ground black pepper. Shake jar or whisk it all well. When the chicken is done cooking, let it cool a bit and then cut into "bite-size" pieces. Mix chicken, roasted peppers, sauce, orzo in a serving dish. Toss, make sure everything is evenly coated. Then mix in the optional crumbled feta. Makes 4 servings.

1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious! I'll have to try it. Thanks for posting all these recipes.