Chicken Souvlaki & Lemon Orzo Recipe

Chicken Souvlaki & Lemon Orzo Recipe

50-minute recipe Serves 4
There's truly no better backyard BBQ combo: chicken skewers and creamy orzo paired with that signature zing of summery citrus. This chicken souvlaki and lemon orzo recipe is sure to satisfy every last taste bud.
50-minute recipe Serves 4


Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 15 mins
  • 1

    Preheat barbecue to medium-high. Soak skewers in a dish of warm water for 20 minutes.

  • 2

    Meanwhile, combine chicken, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt and black pepper in a medium bowl.

  • 3

    Thread chicken onto skewers. Oil grill. Barbecue skewers, flipping halfway, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into chicken reads 165°F, about 6 minutes. Set aside and cover to keep warm.

  • 4

    Combine water, milk and Alfredo pasta sauce in a medium saucepan set over medium-high. Bring to a boil. Add orzo. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring often and adding additional water in 1/4 cup increments if necessary, until orzo is tender, about 8 minutes.

  • 5

    Meanwhile, combine shaved vegetables, remaining 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp lemon juice in a medium bowl. Toss to coat.

  • 6

    Just before serving, stir lemon zest into cooked orzo. Serve chicken over orzo alongside shaved vegetable salad. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

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