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Lemon Chicken with Orzo & Broccoli

Meals that come together quickly and easily are the name of the game, especially when warm weather rolls around, because who wants to be stuck in the kitchen? This light and healthy Lemon Chicken with orzo & broccoli has everything you need for a full meal—plus it's done and on the table in 35 minutes.

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Before starting this recipe, be sure you choose a pan with a tight-fitting lid. You’ll need one to make sure the orzo gets cooked.


Combine salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic powder; coat chicken with seasonings.

Melt butter in a sauté pan over medium-high; add chicken and sauté until browned, about 3 minutes per side, then transfer to a plate.

Add orzo to same pan and stir until lightly toasted, 1 minute. Increase heat to high and stir in broth, zest, and lemon juice, scraping up any brown bits. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer orzo, covered, 8 minutes.

Arrange chicken, broccoli, and lemon slices on top of orzo; cover pan and simmer until chicken is cooked through and broccoli is fork-tender, about 12 minutes more. Sprinkle tomatoes on top before serving.

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