Chicken Orzo Salad is healthy and with rotisserie chicken
Chicken Orzo Salad is one of the best chicken salad recipes for healthy cooking. This favorite orzo pasta salad makes a satisfying dinner salad entree. I think this is the best orzo salad recipe because it is easy with rotisserie chicken and full of those delicious veggies! Edamame, a power house of nutrition for the crunch, combined with sharp feta, mellow cucumbers, and a light vinaigrette all tossed with orzo.
Recipes are less than 30 minutes and all about cooking healthy!
As author of the trim&TERRIFIC cookbook series, I want to give you healthy easy recipes for healthy cooking!a low calorie, high flavor easy salad option. I also want my recipes to highlight the natural crisp freshness of vegetable. I turned to my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook filled with fabulous recipes plus the best of healthy Louisiana recipes! You’ll find lots of Louisiana recipes on my healthy food blog
Chicken Orzo Salad is simple with Rotisserie Chicken
I think rotisserie chicken was the greatest invention ever. Leftover rotisserie chicken really simplifies cooking from soups to salads. In my cookbook, KITCHEN 101, I devoted a chapter to Rotisserie Ready Chicken. My goal is always to make cooking easier for you. I also think this is the best orzo salad recipe plus healthier! Another favorite healthy chicken salad made with leftover Rotisserie chicken is my Chicken Taco Salad
Chicken Orzo Salad from Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook
You’ll love this fantastic, marinated diabetic-friendly entree salad that combines bold flavors with great ingredients. 8 Weight Watcher SmartPoints
Makes 12 (1/2-cup) servings
2 cups orzo pasta
2 cups diced, rotisserie, skinless white chicken
1 cup frozen peas, thawed, or shelled edamame
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
8 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, sliced, reconstituted, reserving 1/3 cup water from reconstituting tomatoes
2 teaspoons dried dill weed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic
1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain.
2. In large bowl, combine orzo, chicken, peas, green onions, feta, cucumber, tomatoes, and dill.
3. In another bowl, whisk together reserved sun dried tomato water with remaining ingredients.
4. Toss with orzo mixture. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Nutritional information per serving: Calories 300, Protein (g) 19, Carbohydrate (g) 42, Fat (g) 6, Calories from Fat (%) 18, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Dietary Fiber (g) 5, Cholesterol (mg) 26, Sodium (mg) 148, Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 vegetable. 1.5 lean meat
Terrific Tidbit: To reconstitute the tomatoes, pour 1 cup boiling water over them. Let sit for 15 minutes or until soft.
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