Garlic Knot Chicken with Orzo & Broccoli

fresh ingredients


  • 12 oz
    chicken breast
  • 6 oz
  • 12 pc
  • 1 oz
    chopped garlic
  • 2 oz
  • 2 oz
  • 6 oz
  • 2 oz
    garlic butter
  • 2 oz
    seasoned flour
  • 1 oz
    house seasoning

Not Included

Salt & pepper

Olive oil 


Kitchen Items Needed

Rimmed baking sheet

Small saucepan with lid 

Meat mallet (or heavy skillet)

Medium skillet


Microplane/box grater 

1 ¼ cups of water

Shallow dish

cook along



Preheat oven to 425°F with a rack in the centre; 

Finely chop parsley leaves & stems, keeping them separate;

Zest, then cut lemon into wedges.

1Roast Broccoli & Shallots

On a rimmed baking sheet, toss broccoli & chopped shallot with 1½ tablespoons oil & a pinch each of salt & pepper. Roast on the centre oven rack until tender & charred in spots, stirring once, 15–20 minutes, watching closely so it doesn’t burn.

2Toast Orzo

Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high. Add chopped garlic & cook, stirring, until golden, 1–2 minutes. Add orzo & cook, stirring, until deep golden brown, 2–3 minutes.

3Cook Pilaf

To saucepan with orzo, add parsley stems, 1¼ cups water, & a pinch of salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until orzo is tender & liquid is evaporated, 12–15 minutes. (Add additional water, a few tablespoons at a time, & cook for another few minutes, if necessary.) Season to taste with salt & pepper.

4Prepare & Cook Chicken

Add flour to a shallow dish. Pat chicken dry; pound to an even ½-inch thickness with a meat mallet (or heavy skillet); season all over with house seasoning. Coat chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add chicken; cook until cooked through & golden, 3–5 minutes per side.

5Finish & Serve

Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Pour off any oil from the skillet. Return skillet to medium heat; add garlic butter & chopped parsley leaves, swirling to melt. Add chicken back to skillet, turning to coat, about 1 minute. Serve buttery garlic chicken with orzo pilaf & roasted broccoli alongside. Pass lemon wedges for squeezing. Enjoy!