Orzo Chicken Salad (Recipe)

Feb 22, 2022

Orzo Chicken Salad (Recipe)


✅ 1 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo

✅ 2 mini cucumbers (or 1/2 English cucumber) chopped

✅ 1 cup little tomatoes (grape/cherry/etc.) cut into quarters

✅ 2 tablespoons red onion chopped

✅ 2 cups (loosely packed) fresh arugula optional

✅ 2 cups cooked/rotisserie chicken
✅ 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


✅ 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice + zest of 1 lemon

✅ 2.5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (Kasandrinos **FREE Bottle**)

✅ 1 teaspoon honey

✅ 1 clove garlic minced

✅ Salt & pepper to taste


1️⃣ Boil a salted pot of water and cook the orzo al dente according to package directions. Once it's done, rinse it with cool water and let it drain thoroughly. Transfer to a large bowl.

2️⃣ Meanwhile, prep all the salad ingredients and add them to the bowl. If you're not going to eat the salad right away, I suggest skipping the arugula.

3️⃣ Add the dressing ingredients to a jar or small bowl, and whisk/shake until well combined.

4️⃣ Toss the salad with the dressing. Add more lemon/oil if needed. I also add plenty of salt & pepper - there's a lot of pasta in here, so you need to salt it well so it doesn't taste bland.


Servings : 6
Ready in : 15 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean
Calories: 270kcal

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