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Greek chicken and orzo casserole

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Greek chicken and orzo casserole


  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Place a frying pan over high heat.
  • Put the chicken into a bowl and add 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper. 
  • Transfer to the hot pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes on all sides, until golden. Remove and set aside.
  • Place a pot over high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion, add it to the pot, and sauté. Add the thyme, the cinnamon sticks, the bay leaves, the orzo, 5 tablespoons olive oil, and sauté well to sear the orzo.
  • Add the tomato paste, the wine, the water, salt, pepper, the grated tomatoes, the sugar, and let them come to a boil.
  • Transfer to a 25x35 cm ovenproof baking dish, add 2 tablespoons olive oil, the chicken, and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and bake for another 20-30 minutes.
  • Serve with pepper, olive oil, feta, and oregano.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
33 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
47 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
31 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
17 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
9 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
86 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
13 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
35 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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