Lemony Greek Chicken

Lemony Greek Chicken
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Bake 400°F 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 3 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small chicken (about 2-1/2 pounds), quartered
  • 1 1/3 cups orzo pasta
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In small bowl, stir together 4 tablespoons of the butter, garlic, mint, 1-1/2 teaspoons of the lemon zest, oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper.

2. With fingers, gently make a pocket between skin and meat on the breast, thighs and legs. Insert 1 tablespoon butter mixture under skin of each piece of chicken.

3. Place chicken on broiler pan. Roast in 400 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken registers 180 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thigh.

4. Meanwhile, prepare orzo as package label directs, adding peas during the last 3 minutes. Drain; toss with remaining 2 tablespoons butter, 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Serve with chicken and salad, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 521, Fat, total (g): 25, chol. (mg): 164, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 29, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 44, sodium (mg): 611, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.