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Chicken Recipes – Lemony Greek Chicken Recipe

Chicken Recipes – Lemony Greek Chicken Recipe

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 whole small chicken (about 2 1/2 pounds), quartered 1 1/3 cups orzo
pasta
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
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 oven for 45 minutes or
until internal temperature of chicken registers 180 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.

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August 7, 2006 - Posted by | Chicken, Chicken Recipes, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Ingredients, Recipes, Summer Recipes, Whole Chicken Recipes

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