Chicken Orzo Salad Features Rotisserie Chicken

Chicken Orzo Salad

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.   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.

If you liked this Chicken Orzo Salad, you’ll love my 30-minute recipes in  Gulf Coast Favorites  Enter discount code GULF25 for 25% discount on this amazing healthier Louisiana cookbook!

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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