Baked Chicken With Orzo

Course : Greek
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

1 medium frying chicken -- quartered
1 tablespoon butter
1 3/4 cups orzo
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon oil
1 cup chicken broth
6 ounces tomato paste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces plain yogurt
 

Preparation / Directions:

Place the chicken in a shallow roasting pan, skin side up. Add 1/3 cup water. Dot with butter. Salt and pepper to taste. Bake in 350F oven 1 hour. Fifteen minutes before chicken is done, bring 2 quarts of water to boil, stir in orzo, 1/2 teaspoon salt and oil. Parboil 5 minutes. Drain orzo in colander. Rinse in cold water. Drain. Remove baked chicken from oven. Place in dish. Cover tightly with heavy-duty foil. Set aside. Turn oven to 425F. Add 1 cup water and broth to roasting pan. Stir to loosen drippings. Add tomato paste, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper and drained orzo. Bake 30 minutes or until orzo has absorbed liquid and is tender. Adjust salt. Sprinkle orzo with Parmesan cheese or dollops of yogurt. Serve with baked chicken.


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