Ingredients

How to make it

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Pat chicken dry. loosen skin and sprinkle 1/4 tsp salt under skin. Grate zest of 1 lemon,cut lemon in heal and juice. In small bowl,stir together 2 tsp of the zest,2 Tbs of the lemon juice,remaining 1/2 tsp salt,the garlic,oregano and pepper. Tuck half of thismixture under skin of chicken. Cut peel off second lemon;chop fruit into pieces.
  • Add olive oil to remaining herb mixture in the bowl. Toss with sliced fennel and chopped lemon. Transfer to a large baking dish. Top with chicken pieces and bake at 425 for 40 mins or till breast meat registers 160 degrees.
  • Meanwhile,cook orzo following pkg. directions,about 9 mins. Drain and transfer to platter and spoon fennel and 1 Tbs of the pan drippings in with the orzo. Add olives and feta to bowl and stir to combine.

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  • modelsmom 4 years ago
    Always looking for something different to do with chicken (aren't we all?)! This sounds like a winner! Thanks, Pat.
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    " It was excellent "
    elgourmand ate it and said...
    Oh yea, this is goin in my book. A "5". Affetto Vita (love life)
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Love the fennel and olive combination. Yummy.
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    Great recipe - 5 forks
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