White Wine-Braised Chicken With Artichokes and Orzo

White Wine-Braised Chicken With Artichokes and Orzo

Serves: 4


  • 4 tbs extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup dry whole wheat orzo
  • 1 cup dry white wine, such as pinot grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (8-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup cubed or crumbled feta cheese, for serving
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat 2 tbs. of olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper. When the oil shimmers, add the chicken and sear until golden, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a large plate.
  3. In the same pan, combine the remaining 2 tbs. of olive oil, garlic and orzo and cook until the garlic is fragrant and the orzo is toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the wine to the skillet and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the vegetable broth, artichokes, green olives, lemon zest and lemon juice. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  4. Return the chicken and any juices to the pan. Transfer to the oven and roast until the chicken is completely cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  5. Top with feta and fresh dill, and serve.

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