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Posted: April 30th, 2013

Lemon Chicken Orzo, from Parents.com makes my list for a fast, healthy tasty dinner.

Lemon Chicken Orzo, from Parents.com makes my list for a fast, healthy tasty dinner.


I made lemon squares the other day to fill a craving I’d never had before.
In the past, when I baked, it almost always involved chocolate. Lemon squares didn’t make it onto my radar.
For some reason, though, that’s all I wanted last weekend to go with a special rib-eye steak dinner.

I got the lemon squares recipe from “Good Housekeeping’s Great Baking 600 Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Breads, Pies & Pastries,” and it’s going to make it into a column, story or blog entry sometime in May.
I made the squares because I thought the rich, hearty broiled red meat required a fruity, springy contrast. It worked beautifully.

This is all a round-about way of saying that I’m now on a lemon kick. The squares only whet my appetite for the springy sweet-tart citrus staple.
Lemony Chicken & Orzo from Parents.com promises to fit right into a weeknight evening, beating all to heck my normal boring rotation of baked chicken and pasta with Prego, frozen pizza and turkey sausage.

It’s a one-pot recipe that goes together in 30 minutes with eight ingredients.
And it gets better: It comes in under the wire at 400 calories per serving.
Of course, that assumes I can stop with one serving …

One caveat: I see no reason to sully such a promising dish with with green beans. I’m going to use asparagus or pea pods instead.

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