Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Recipe

Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Green Healthy Cooking via Youtube


If you’re looking for a healthy weeknight dinner recipe for the family, then you’re in the right place, as Green Healthy Cooking on YouTube has something for you. This Mediterranean chicken orzo has its flavors come together in perfect harmony. It’s quick, easy, and one of my favorite weeknight dinner recipes. I’m sure this will become a staple in your home cooking once you try this today! Watch the video below to learn the step by step instructions.



  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 1 tbsp chicken seasoning
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper


Step 1

Bring a pot full of water to a boil. In the meantime, dice one English cucumber and add it to a large salad plate. Next, dice the grape tomatoes as well and add them to the plate together with the cucumber. Back to the pot, add salt and 1 cup orzo pasta, then give it a good stir. Let the orzo cook.

Chopping the cucumber for the chicken orzo recipe
Image credits: Green Healthy Cooking via Youtube


Step 2

Now, heat a large pan over medium heat, then add 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp butter. Once the butter melted, add the chicken thighs. Season each with 1 tbsp chicken seasoning. Fry each side for six to eight minutes or until browned nicely. (Season the other side of the chicken as well once you flip them.) In the meantime, chop your red onion and a handful of parsley and add them to the salad plate. Then, freshly grate 1/2 cup worth of parmesan over the veggies.


Step 3

Once the orzo is finished cooking, strain it and add it to the salad plate. Season everything with some salt and ground black pepper, then drizzle some olive oil and the juice of one lemon. Toss everything well to combine, then serve topped with the chicken and some green olives.

Squeezing one lemon to the chicken orzo
Image credits: Green Healthy Cooking via Youtube

Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Recipe

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