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mediterranean orzo

Mediterranean Orzo with Chicken Thighs

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This dish combines all the flavours of the Med that we love. A generous and hearty dish perfect for a weeknight meal for the family.

  • Makes : 4 |
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  • Prep Time : 20 mins |
  • Cook Time : 40 mins
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Aegean Gold Olive Oil for drizzling
6 free-range chicken thighs
1 large red pepper, sliced
200 g Roma tomatoes
250 g Helios Orzo
½ C (125 ml) Aegean Gold Olive Oil
a small handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
a small handful of chives, chopped
a small handful of fresh basil, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
100 g kalamata olives, pitted

fresh basil leaves for garnishing

Preheat the oven to 200 ºC. 

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle generously with olive oil. Then do the same with the red peppers and tomatoes. 

Place the chicken onto a baking tray on one side and place the peppers and tomatoes on the other side. Bake for 35-40 minutes keeping an eye on the peppers and tomatoes. 

If some start to get a little too charry just remove them from the oven and set aside until later. The chicken is cooked when it registers 75 ºC on a digital thermometer.

While the chicken is cooking, pop the orzo into a large pot of boiling salted water. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the orzo is al dente. 

While the orzo is boiling, mix the olive oil with the parsley, chive, basil and garlic and mix well to combine. Strain the orzo and toss immediately with the olive oil and herb mix. Mix in the peppers, tomatoes and olive.

Spoon the orzo into a serving dish and place the cooked chicken on top. Dress with fresh basil leaves and serve. Yum!