Warm Chicken and Orzo Salad

Warm Chicken and Orzo Salad


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A warm chicken salad with orzo pasta, which is a pasta that resembles rice. It is dressed with a bright lemony dressing.

kate Queensland, Australia

Serves: 4 

  • 3/4 cup orzo
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded and diced
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Set aside.
  2. Cook orzo in boiling water until just done, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, fry the chicken breast about 4 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and thinly slice.
  4. In a salad bowl, combine the orzo, chicken, cucumber, capsicum and spring onions. Drizzle the dressing over and toss. Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve.

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