Lemon, Chicken, Feta and Orzo Casserole

Recipe details

Servings: 4
Time: Under 1 hour

This chicken dish is colourful, fresh-tasting, all baked in one dish and a nice change from most ordinary casseroles.


  • 2 cups (500 mL) low in sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) orzo
  • 8 oz (225 g) green beans, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh dill or
  • fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 1 lb (450 g) chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2 inch (4 cm) chunks
  • Grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup (250 mL) crumbled Canadian Feta cheese
  • 2 cups (500 mL) grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • Additional chopped fresh dill or fresh basil, (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C). Butter a 13 × 9-inch (33 × 23 cm) glass baking dish. In a glass measuring cup or in a saucepan, combine broth and 1/2 cup (125 mL) water; heat in microwave or on stove-top on High for about 3 min or until boiling.
  2. Meanwhile, in baking dish, combine orzo, green beans, dill and pepper and spread in a single layer. Arrange chicken pieces evenly over top. Stir lemon zest and juice into broth mixture and pour evenly over top of chicken mixture.
  3. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 25 min or until orzo is almost tender. Uncover and stir in tomatoes and sprinkle with Canadian Feta cheese. Cover and bake for about 5 min or until orzo is tender and chicken is no longer pink inside. Sprinkle with more dill, if desired.


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Lemon, Chicken, Feta and Orzo Casserole

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Nutrition Information

per serving

Calories 426
Protein 41 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fat 13 g
Fibre 4.4 g
Sodium 610 mg
Calcium 244 mg