Agree with another reviewer- this was bland and I’m actually dumbfounded how that’s even possible with all these amazing ingredients. Oh well.
Live and learn.
Made this per recipe with the only exception that I only used one leek (I read the recipe incorrectly). Delicious! Came out perfectly and the chicken was delicious. .very moist and tender. Definitely a keeper...wonderful flavors and just a great dinner
We made this recipe with rice instead of rzoo (it was what we had), and it turned out beautifully! I dropped the water quantity to 4 cups and used 1 and 3/4 cups of rice. Lovely flavour!
This looked so good in the picture, but I have two things I would change. First, although I added more garlic, more lemon and more seasoning than called for, flavors are rather subtle. Second, I took the chicken out of the Dutch oven prior to serving and carefully took the chicken off the bones before adding back to the orzo and veggies. We still found small bones so I can’t imagine what this is like if you just shred the chicken in the pot.
This was delicious! Be sure to get a lovely little heirloom chicken or it wont fit properly in the pot. I tried to pull the whole bird out after cooking and then understood the directions for serving, the chicken just fell apart so tricky to keep bones out of the orzo. I would scoop out the orzo (or most of it) into a separate serving dish and then pull apart the chicken. Other than that it is was simple perfection. When I pulled it out of the oven for the final rest there was so much liquid left ( I used about 5.5 of the 6 cups recommended) but as stated the orzo soaked it up during the resting period. This makes great leftovers as well. I actually liked it better without the parmesan as well which is crazy as I love parm.
I used 3 leg/thighs so had to adjust measurements slightly. The flavor of the broth was amazing and the chicken fell off the bone. However, I decided to take the chicken out to broil the skin after it came out of the oven. Will definitely make this again!
This was very good and everyone liked it but I was a little confused about the proportions. It calls for two medium leeks and says that’s about 5 cups sliced using white parts only. That seems way off; two medium leeks only yield about a cup and a half at best in my experience.