Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta

by Marla on May 17, 2013 · 31 comments

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Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com
Happy Friday! Hopefully you’ve had a productive week & your now looking forward to a fun & relaxing weekend. Not sure I relax much on the weekends ~ there is always so much active fun to be had here in the mountains. No matter what you do, this meal comes together quickly so you can enjoy whatever it is you have planned.

Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta is perfect for outdoor entertaining, the lunchbox and any time at all!

Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Isn’t it so wonderful this time of year to grab handfuls of fresh herbs to flavor your food?! I have a small confession…

I cannot keep any plants alive. I purchase herbs ever time I need ’em and I need to change that asap.

Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Obviously. I need some pots of herbs that I can trim at any whim.

Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Nothing about this recipe is complex. Just a dang good meal.

Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Folks really take a liking to orzo pasta. In the past few months I have shared some recipes with it. Orzo with Wild Pheasant, Sweet Potatoes & Mushrooms is filled with delicious fall/winter flavors.

Orzo with Wild Pheasant, Sweet Potato & Mushrooms (use chicken too!) | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas is perfect for any season. Serve it hot or cold.

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas | Vegan Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Hope you get to enjoy these pasta recipes really soon!

Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings

Orzo Pasta with Chicken, Fresh Herbs & Feta


  • 1 pound boneless Chicken Breast
  • 8 ounces Orzo Pasta, cook according to package directions
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Fresh Oregano, Thyme & Rosemary


  • Cook orzo pasta, toss with olive until glistening and set aside. Pre heat the grill to medium high heat. Rub olive oil on chicken, season with garlic salt & pepper. Grill about 5-8 minutes each side or until cooked through (depends upon how thick your chicken breast is.) You can also pan sear your chicken in an oiled skillet over medium high heat. About 6 minutes each side, or until cooked through. Slice chicken & season again if needed.
  • Toss orzo pasta with lemon juice and a handful of fresh herbs. Plate orzo pasta with sliced chicken. Top with feta cheese & more herbs.

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tieghan May 17, 2013 at 5:38 am

Mmm! This looks perfect for a light summer meal! I love the feta!


2 Rosa May 17, 2013 at 5:43 am

Lovely flavors! This dish is mouthwatering.




3 Kathryn May 17, 2013 at 5:46 am

This sounds so tasty! Love all those fresh herbs that you used.


4 Kevin (Closet Cooking) May 17, 2013 at 5:51 am

I like all of the fresh herbs in this chicken pasta dish!


5 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective May 17, 2013 at 5:52 am

Fresh, light, wonderful weeknight meal! :)


6 Deborah May 17, 2013 at 6:27 am

What a perfect weeknight meal!


7 Leah | So, How's It Taste? May 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

I love how fresh herbs can really add so much to a dish. And anything with feta gets my immediate attention!


8 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

I love this fresh, flavorful summer meal, Marla! This is absolutely my kind of weeknight dinner… easy and delicious!


9 Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste May 17, 2013 at 6:50 am

Love, love, love this mix of flavors, Marla! Those fresh herbs look fantastic!


10 Bev @ Bev Cooks May 17, 2013 at 7:04 am

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.


11 Faith May 17, 2013 at 7:14 am

And Happy Friday to you, gorgeous!

It’s funny, a spring-y orzo pasta is on the menu for tonight’s dinner! Love this meal, and I bet it’s as delicious is it is pretty!


12 sally @ sallys baking addiction May 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

Fresh, light, and the perfect meal for summertime. We just made orzo earlier this week – but it was lacking feta and chicken. We would LOVE this! I hope you have a great weekend Marla!


13 Traci May 17, 2013 at 11:48 am

This recipe looks great. I am SO happy it’s the time of year for meals like this!


14 Heather Christo May 17, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I am a huge fan of Orzo Marla- this dish looks so wonderful!


15 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Those herbs – gorgeous!

And that green, chippy wood plank. I would buy that off you in a heartbeat. Have a prop garage sale, please :)


16 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 17, 2013 at 6:04 pm

I love orzo, all the fresh herbs make this dish!


17 Jeanette May 18, 2013 at 7:17 am

Love how simple this salad is – perfect for a quick and easy lunch. Orzo is definitely a fun food to eat!


18 Andrea DiGeronimo May 18, 2013 at 7:20 am

Looks so delicious! I think I will try it with rice pasta. Beautiful photography!!!!

xxoo, Andrea


19 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet May 18, 2013 at 9:16 am

We are huge fans of orzo! Gorgeous dish, Marla!


20 kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts May 19, 2013 at 7:08 am

I picked up a box of Orzo that was marked down, just because I’m attracted to mark down stickers like my dog with a ball. Thanks for inspiration!


21 kulsum@journeykitchen.com May 19, 2013 at 9:27 am

this is so beautiful! love the styling.


22 nessa May 19, 2013 at 4:29 pm



23 Marian (Sweetopia) May 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Marla, you make everything look and sound SO good!


24 Heliana O. May 22, 2013 at 8:16 am

Marla – Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made this last night and it was delicious. My husband is a meat & potatoes & gravy kind of guy…he loved every bite and we were full without the ‘so stuffed I can’t move’ feeling. The lemon and fresh herbs in the orzo was a huge hit!


25 Angie@Angie's Recipes May 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Simple and wholesome! You do make simple food look so ever tempting!


26 Looking FANCY May 26, 2013 at 2:52 am

Wow, what a lovely dish!! I love how it looks so tasty… yummy!


27 Lisa May 26, 2013 at 9:04 am

I want to eat it NOW. I’m hungry :)


28 Marla May 29, 2013 at 5:05 am

Go for it girl 😉


29 Lisa June 8, 2013 at 7:28 am

It was my first orzo pasta and it was delicious! Thank you for this recipe :)


30 Marla June 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Yay!! So happy you got to try this recipe Lisa :)


31 janelle June 2, 2013 at 10:18 am

this looks simple and amazing. always trying to find something new to do and serve with chicken, can’t wait to try this. love the website, so much fun stuff to comb through! thanks


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