Chicken with Orzo, Lemon and Thyme

Chicken with Orzo, Lemon and Thyme

Indulge in a delightful culinary experience by trying out this flavourful chicken Orzo dish that will elevate your typical pasta night to a whole new level. The tender pieces of chicken combined with the delicate Orzo pasta create a symphony of tastes and textures that will send the taste buds wild. Whether you're cooking for yourself or entertaining guests, this dish is guaranteed to impress with its rich flavours and satisfying aroma. Say goodbye to boring pasta nights and hello to a delicious new favourite!


  • 8 Chicken Thighs
  • Olive Oil 
  • 1 White Onion
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1/2 leek
  • 4 sticks of celery
  • 1 lemon Zest and juice Fresh Thyme Fennel fronds
  • 2 Sprigs of Lovage 460g Orzo
  • 1 dessert spoon of butter
  • 150ml wine
  • 500ml Chicken Stock Salt and Pepper to season
  • Fresh Coriander to garnish


  1. Pre heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Brown your chicken thighs in olive oil
  3. Lift the Chicken Thighs out of the frying pan and put aside Use the lovely brown cooking juices to fry your onions, leek, celery, lemon zest, thyme, fennel fronds and lovage.
  4. Cook until all this is soft and the onion has started to lightly brown.
  5. Add the orzo and fry until you smell a toasty smell, at this point add the wine, and let the orzo take up the aromas from the pan, then add the chicken stock.
  6. Lay the chicken thighs on top of the orzo, flavouring ingredients and stock. Gently bring back to the boil and replace the lid.
  7. Put into the oven for approximately 20 mins or until the orzo is cooked (it should be "al dente" which means cooked but firm to bite)
  8. When ready taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary.
  9. Add the juice of 1 lemon and garnish with some fresh Coriander
  10. Serve with some roasted vegetables and a green salad
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