Dilly Chicken and Orzo
with Spinach and Feta
Classic Greek flavours like feta, dill and lemon are featured in this heartwarming chicken and orzo dish. Here at the HelloFresh test kitchen we absolutely love dill, but feel free to use as much or as little as you like!
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Cream Sauce Spice Blend
Chicken Broth Concentrate
Feta Cheese, crumbled
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, wash and dry all produce. Dill Guide for Step (dbl for 4 ppl): 1 tsp mild, 2 tsp dilly, 1 tbsp extra-dilly! Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Cut into 2-inch pieces, then season with salt and pepper. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown and cooked through, 3-4 min.**Remove the pan from heat. Transfer chicken to a plate.
Meanwhile, on a clean cutting board, peel, then cut shallot into 1/4-inch pieces. Zest half the lemon, then cut into wedges (whole lemon for 4 ppl).Peel, then mince or grate garlic.Finely chop dill.
Heat the same pan (from step 1) over medium. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then shallots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened slightly, 1-2 min. Add garlic. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 30 sec. Sprinkle Cream Sauce Spice Blend into the pan, then stir until combined, 30 sec.
Stir orzo, broth concentrate, 2 1/2 cups water (5 cups for 4 ppl) and 1/4 tsp salt (dbl for 4 ppl) into the pan with aromatics. Bring to a simmer over high. Once simmering, reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook, stirring every 3-4 min, until orzo is tender, 12-14 min. (NOTE: If sauce reduces too much, add water, 2 tbsp at a time, to adjust to a looser consistency.)
Add chicken and any juices on the plate, spinach, half the feta, lemon zest and 1 tbsp dill to the pan with orzo. (NOTE: Reference dill guide.) Cook, stirring often, until spinach wilts, 1 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Divide chicken and orzo between bowls. Sprinkle with remaining feta and any remaining dill, if desired. Squeeze a lemon wedge over top, if desired.