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Greek Style Casserole


-1 1/2 cup orzo

-4 cloves garlic, minced

-8 oz loose leaf spinach

-1/4 cup chicken broth

-1.5 lb ground chicken (or beef, lamb, turkey, etc)

-1 28 oz can diced tomatoes

-1 Tbsp lemon juice

-1/2 tsp dried oregano

-2 bay leaves

-1 cup crumbled feta cheese 

-1/2 cup parmesan cheese


-Preheat oven to 350

-Heat pan on medium. Add olive oil. Satuee garlic for 1 minute or so. Add spinach and chicken broth. Saute until spinach is dark and wilted, about 4 minutes. Add lemon juice. Remove spinach to a plate and pour off excess liquid. Return pan to heat.

-Add ground chicken to pan and brown. Once brown, add tomatoes and oregano. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer.

-Cook orzo to package directions until al-dente.

-Once orzo is cooked, add it to the ground chicken and mix. Stir in bay leaves. Transfer mixture to baking dish and add feta. Mix. Top with Parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes.


Tags: greek style casserole, ground chicken, feta cheese, orzo


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