Chicken Orzo Salad is Best Of Chicken Pasta Salad Recipes
Chicken Orzo Salad is one of the best chicken pasta salad recipes and you’re eating healthy! This favorite chicken pasta salad recipe makes a satisfying dinner salad entree. Are you thinking is orzo a pasta or rice? Well orzo is a rice shaped pasta! There’s lots of chicken orzo recipes but I think you will especially enjoy this Chicken Orzo Salad recipe. Also, simple to prepare because the salad is made with rotisserie chicken and delicious veggies! Packed with flavor, this is the best chicken orzo recipe you will find. Edamame, a power house of nutrition for the crunch, combined with sharp feta, mellow cucumbers, and a light vinaigrette all tossed with orzo. Delicious!
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.
You might be surprised I turned to my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook for this recipe. However, this book is filled with fabulous salad recipes plus the best of healthy Louisiana recipes! It really is just a great healthy southern cookbook!
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. You’ll find lots of Louisiana recipes on my healthy food blog
Best of Chicken Orzo Recipes!
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. One of my favorite chicken orzo recipes! 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.