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Mediterranean Chicken On Orzo

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  Chicken 3 1⁄2 Pound
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Frozen pearl onions 10 Ounce
  Sliced mushrooms 8 Ounce
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Plum tomatoes 1 Pound
  Dried marjoram 1 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Pitted brine cured black olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Orzo 8 Ounce

1. In a large frying pan, cook chicken in 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat, turning once or twice, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from pan.
2. Add onions to drippings in pan, reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring, until golden, 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes, marjoram, thyme, and bay leaf. Return chicken to pan. Cover and simmer until chicken is tender with no trace of pink near bone, 20 to 25 minutes. Add olives and simmer 5 minutes longer. Remove and discard bay leaf.
3. Meanwhile, in a large pot erf boiling salted water, cook orzo until tender but still firm, about 5 minutes. Drain in a sieve. Toss orzo with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and mint.
4. Serve chicken, mushrooms, and sauce spooned over orzo.

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 808 Calories from Fat 389

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.4%

Saturated Fat 10.1 g50.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 177.3 mg59.1%

Sodium 615.2 mg25.6%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.6%

Sugars 3.2 g

Protein 60 g120.6%

Vitamin A 17.2% Vitamin C 16.4%

Calcium 7.7% Iron 28.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mediterranean Chicken On Orzo Recipe