Easy chicken orzo salad is a meal all by itself includes fresh herbs from the garden.

Easy Chicken Orzo Salad

Easy chicken orzo salad is a meal all by itself includes fresh herbs from the garden.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Dawn

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken breast roasted/cooked cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 stalk celery sliced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the orzo according to the directions on the box. Cut the roasted/cooked chicken into bite size pieces.
  • Prepare the cucumber, green onions, green pepper, and celery. When completed put them in a medium bowl.
  • Prepare the dressing in a small food processor. Add the garlic, basil, oregano, and parsley. Pulse until the garlic and herbs are finely chopped. 
  • Add the vinegar and Dijon mustard. Pulse until combined.  Slowly add the olive oil. Mix until well blended.
  • Add the chicken and orzo to the bowl with the vegetables. Toss until well combined. Add the dressing and toss until all is coated. Chill before serving.

Notes

  1. It works well to chop the garlic and herbs before processing them in the food processor.
  2. This salad is quite garlicky, so reduce garlic if you want a less garlic flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal