EntertainingMay 11, 2023

Recipe: Grilled Lemon Chicken & Summer Corn Orzo

Written by Wesleigh Byrd
Photographed by Jess Isaac

It’s Summer, and one of our favorite ways to celebrate a change in season is by putting together ingredients that are flavorful and lush, served to those around a table.

Treat yourself (or your guests!) to a wholesome meal with Lighthearted Kitchen’s Grilled Lemon Chicken & Summer Corn Orzo recipe. With fresh dill and green onion, this easy-to-follow recipe is easy to make and delicious. Follow along for the recipe below, and more from our friend Chelsey Pecoy this Summer season! Cheers!!

Grilled Lemon Chicken & Summer Corn Orzo with Fresh Dill, Green Onion

Prep Time: 40 min
Total Time: 50 min
Serve: 4-6

For the Orzo:

1 cup organic orzo

2 cups chicken bone broth

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

1 cup fresh summer corn, pre-cooked

1 cup fresh spinach

1/2 cup marinated artichokes, drained and roughly chopped

2 green onions, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Chicken

6 organic chicken thighs

1 lemon, juiced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 min or up to 4 hours.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring vegetable broth to a boil. Add the orzo and cook until tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add the corn and marinated artichokes, and cook for 3-5 minutes, until heated through.
  • Add the cooked orzo to the skillet and toss to combine.
  • Stir in the thinly sliced green onions, fresh spinach, and chopped fresh dill.
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • To serve, spoon the orzo mixture onto plates and top each serving with a grilled chicken thigh.
  • Garnish with additional dill and green onion if desired.

Set the Table…

Canyon Handcrafted Bowl


Nova Cocktail Glass


Canvas Vintage Tablecloth


Handmade dinnerware


Hand Cast Bronze Flatware


Recycled Clay Casserole Dish


Check out more of Chelsey’s work and purchase a ticket to her next event at the Lighthearted Kitchen website!

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