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Reviving the Greek Classics: A Delicious Lunch Recipe You Need to Try!

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Reviving the‍ Greek Classics:⁤ A Delicious Lunch Recipe You Need to ⁤Try!

How can we use‌ a recipe inspired by Greek classics⁢ to promote ‌cultural ⁤understanding and appreciation?

Reviving the⁣ Greek⁣ Classics: A Delicious Lunch Recipe You Need to Try!

Greek cuisine is known⁤ for its bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and‌ timeless classics. Today, we’re ‍putting ⁢a modern twist ‌on a traditional Greek recipe that’s perfect​ for a hearty lunch ⁤or light dinner. Ready to impress your taste buds? Let’s ⁣get cooking!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 ‌large cucumber, diced
  • 1 pint ⁤cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 ‍red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted ⁢and halved
  • 1/2 cup ⁣crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Salt and ⁤pepper,​ to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook the orzo pasta according to the package​ instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In⁢ a large bowl, combine the diced cucumber, halved cherry tomatoes, diced⁢ red onion, and kalamata olives.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red⁢ wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  5. Add the cooked orzo to ​the large⁢ bowl with the vegetables and stir to combine.
  6. On a baking‍ sheet,⁢ spread out the‌ chicken pieces in a single⁣ layer. Drizzle with ⁣some of the dressing and toss to coat.
  7. Bake the chicken in ⁤the preheated oven⁢ for⁤ 20-25 ⁣minutes, or until cooked through.
  8. Add the cooked chicken and crumbled feta cheese to the large bowl with the orzo⁣ and vegetables. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the top.
  9. Stir⁣ everything together until well combined and serve!

Outro

Congratulations, you’ve mastered a modern take on⁣ a classic Greek recipe! ‍With ⁣fresh ingredients and bold flavors, this orzo and chicken salad is sure to⁣ be a crowd-pleaser. Plus, it’s easy⁤ to make and ​perfect for meal prep. Enjoy!

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