Serves 4

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 50 minutes

Ingredients

6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, divided

1 1/2 cups uncooked orzo pasta

1 jar (32 oz.) College Inn® Culinary Stock® Artisan Chicken, divided

1/2 tsp. salt

Ground black pepper, to taste

3 cups broccoli flowerets, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 8 oz. each), sliced in half horizontally

2 tsp. minced garlic

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Thin lemon slices, optional garnish

Directions

  1. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and cook about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until toasted. Stir in 3 cups of stock, salt and pepper; bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in broccoli and cook about 3 minutes until orzo is tender.  Cover, remove from heat and set aside. 

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, place flour in a shallow dish. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then dip in flour on both sides to coat, shaking off any excess. Add chicken to the skillet and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through (165°F internal temperature). Transfer to a serving dish and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.

  3. Add 1 Tbsp. butter and garlic to the skillet and cook 30 seconds on medium-high heat. Add lemon juice and remaining chicken stock, scraping up any browned bits in the pan; reduce heat and simmer 8 to 10 minutes until sauce is reduced by half and starts to thicken slightly.

  4. Remove skillet from heat; whisk in remaining 4 Tbsp. butter until melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir lemon zest into orzo. To serve, spoon orzo and broccoli onto plates or in shallow bowls.  Top with chicken; spoon sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley and lemon slice, if desired.

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