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Provencal Chicken Breasts with Rosemary Orzo

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 3 Whole boneless chicken
  • .breasts with skin (about
  • 2 1/2 pounds, halved
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1/2 c Dry white wine
  • 2 lg Garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 Leeks, white part, halved
  • .lengthwise, sliced 1/4 in.
  • .thick crosswise, washed
  • .well, and drained
  • 2 c Chicken broth
  • 1 cn 28-32 oz whole tomatoes,
  • .drained and chopped
  • 1 ts Freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 c Drained nicoise or kalamata
  • .olives


1 lb Orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
3 tb Olive oil
1 tb Finely chopped rosemary

Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. In a
large heavy flameproof casserole heat oil over moderately high heat until
hot but not smoking and brown chicken in 2 batches, transferring with tongs
as browned to a large plate. Add wine to casserole and boil, scraping up
browned bits until almost evaporated. Add garlic, leeks, broth, tomatoes,
zest and chicken with any juices accumulated on plate and simmer, covered,
turning chicken once, until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Transfer chicken to a platter. Add olives to tomato mixture and boil sauce
until thickened slightly. Season sauce with salt and pepper and serve with
chicken and rosemary orzo. For the Orzo: Bring a 6 quart saucepan of salted
water to a boil and cook orzo until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain orzo
well, and in a large bowl toss with oil, rosemary, and salt and pepper.

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