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Cajun Chicken over Creamy Lemon Orzo Recipe (with Video)

Grain, Fish-free, Egg-free

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Serving size

Prep 10min | Cook 20min


Cajun Chicken
- 4 Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
Creamy Lemon Orzo
- 1.5 c orzo pasta
- 2 tbsp Unsalted butter
- 2 clove Garlic, minced
- 1 c Chicken Broth
- 1 c Heavy cream
- Lemon, zested
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- 1 Lemon, juiced for garnish
- Parsley, fresh, chopped for garnish
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Preparing the Chicken
1. Create shallow scores on each chicken breast approximately 2 inches apart, this will help the seasonings penetrate.
2. Season each chicken breast with Cajun seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
4. Cook the chicken breasts until fully cooked and golden brown on both sides. Set aside.
Preparing the Orzo
1. In the same skillet, melt unsalted butter over medium heat.
2. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
3. Pour in the orzo pasta and toast it slightly in the butter and garlic.
4. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the skillet.
5. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook until the orzo is tender and the sauce thickens.
6. Season the creamy lemon orzo with salt and black pepper to taste.
Serving the Dish
1. Slice the Cajun chicken into strips.
2. Plate a portion of creamy lemon orzo and top it with Cajun chicken strips.
3. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top and garnish with fresh chopped parsley for a burst of color and freshness.

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