Chicken in a pot with lemon and orzo from Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes and Stories (page 161) by Nigella Lawson

  • carrots
  • Parmesan cheese
  • whole chicken
  • leeks
  • lemons
  • parsley
  • orzo pasta
  • chilli flakes
  • dried tarragon
  • sea salt flakes
  • EYB Comments

    See recipe for variations. Can substitute dried thyme for dried tarragon.

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    See recipe for variations. Can substitute dried thyme for dried tarragon.

  • kari500 on March 25, 2023

    Delicious and homey. I've made this twice now, and while it isn't extremely exciting, it is a very nice cozy meal. Takes a while but not a lot of work. I like it with more tarragon, and lots of cayenne (leave out for Barb). Against my gut I did as she asks and cooked breast side up. The breast got a little dried out the second time, but I cooked it longer, thinking that a larger bird needed it. Maybe not so long next time. More than 2 leeks were needed to make 5 cups, and I used 5 carrots cut into coins to up the veg factor.

  • stephengk on February 03, 2023

    Good dish overall but thought ratios were out a bit. Found result a bit soupy. Would start next time with less liquid and adjust as necessary.

  • anya_sf on December 03, 2022

    Delicious comfort food. Instead of tarragon, I used herbes de Provence. Added the juice of 1.5 lemons, which seemed good. Didn't top with Parmesan (might next time), but did sprinkle with flaky sea salt and black pepper. Next time I might stir in some wilted spinach.

  • Astrid5555 on November 08, 2021

    Excellent, used thyme instead of tarragon and did not cover the pot for the last 15 minutes in the oven to crisp up the skin.

  • tui on June 19, 2021

    This was delicious and lovely to bring to the table in its casserole dish. I have added it to my list of favorites as I will cook it many times again.

  • AlineLorieri on January 05, 2021

    Thank you @indio32 for your note. I used only one lemon a little extra tarragon. Wow! This was so delicious! Her mom's "Praised chicken" is one of my favorite recipes ever, and I when I saw this one with orzo (which I love), I had to try. Now I'm not sure which one is my fav. Will definitely make this again!

  • Indio32 on November 22, 2020

    Had this for a Sunday night supper using a good quality farmers market chicken. Was a bit worried about the cooking time as proper free range chickens can take a little longer to cook but the recipe instructions were spot on. The tarragon seemed to get slightly lost and next time I'd try with only 1.5 lemons worth of juice (mine might have been on the large side) but apart from that it was delicious and will definitely be doing this again.

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