Sauteed Chicken with Dill Orzo and Tomatoes

5 ingredients & 15 minutes! That’s all you’ll need for this dinner: Sauteed Chicken with Dill Orzo & Tomatoes. This Greek-Style dinner is light and fresh and uses just a handful of ingredients. Tomatoes and fresh dill are combined with tender orzo pasta to provide a base for sautéed chicken. Squeeze a lemon wedge on top to bring all of the flavors together.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Sauteed Chicken w/ Dill Orzo & Tomatoes

A 5-ingredient, 15 minute dinner!


1 pound seasoned/marinated chicken breasts (lemon, garlic, or herb), pounded thin
1 1/2 cups dry orzo pasta
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 1/2 cups sliced pear tomatoes
1 lemon, cut into wedges
olive oil, salt & pepper


1. Fill medium saucepan with about 2 quarts of water. Cover & bring to a rolling boil.

2. In a large skillet, swirl in about 1 Tbsp. olive oil; heat to medium-high. Place chicken breasts in the pan and cover with a lid. Saute 4 to 5 minutes on each side, just until cooked through.

3. While chicken is cooking, boil the orzo for 10 to 12 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Pour orzo back into the saucepan. Add a swirl of olive oil, fresh dill and tomatoes. Stir to combine.

4. Divide orzo- tomato mixture between 4 bowls. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Slice chicken breasts and place them on top of the orzo. Serve with lemon wedges.


*You should be able to find seasoned/marinated chicken breasts in your market's poultry section. If you just have regular chicken, pound it out thinly and toss it into a zip baggie with some fresh lemon juice, olive oil, dill, salt and pepper. Let it sit at room temperature to quick-marinate for about 15 minutes (or do this the night before & let it marinate overnight).
*Other good additions for this dish: peas, chopped zucchini, broccoli. You can throw these into the boiling orzo for a couple of minutes at the end of cooking. Sprinkle feta cheese on top too!


12 Responses to “Sauteed Chicken with Dill Orzo and Tomatoes”

  1. postedMay 24, 2010 5:32 AM
    bellini valli

    I love every little bite of this meal. The fact that it is healthy is a bonus.

  2. postedMay 24, 2010 5:29 AM

    Such a simple dish, but delicious! And the colors are wonderful. Excellent video!

  3. postedMay 24, 2010 5:55 AM

    That’s awesome! You did such a good job! I’m still new to vlogging, but getting a little better each time I do one.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe too!

  4. postedMay 24, 2010 6:51 AM

    Great recipe, beautiful video Lori!! You are a natural on camera girl 🙂 Have a great Monday!

  5. postedMay 24, 2010 8:38 AM

    It really isn’t that hard to make something fast and healthy – and most importantly, delicious 🙂 (though it takes foresight on my part to actually defrost meats, hehe)

  6. postedMay 24, 2010 3:16 PM

    Great video, this recipe looks fantastic!

  7. postedMay 24, 2010 5:28 PM

    This would make a wonderful quick lunch as well. Great quick idea.

  8. postedMay 25, 2010 5:30 AM

    That looks good for dinner tonight!

  9. postedMay 25, 2010 9:50 AM

    Orzo is my FAV pasta and goes with just about anything tossed in it! Even good served cold!! DELISH!

  10. postedMay 25, 2010 9:50 AM

    Nice video & great recipe. This might be my dinner tonight. (I really like orzo.) Thanks!

  11. postedMay 25, 2010 5:28 PM

    Excellent! I JUST had some grilled marinated chicken and orzo for dinner, how weird to come here and find this 🙂 Looks great!

  12. postedMay 25, 2010 5:49 PM

    Looks great! :]

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