Lemony Chicken and Veggie Orzo Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy lemony chicken and veggie orzo salad recipe? Learn how to make lemony chicken and veggie orzo salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by annevidmar

Makes 4 servings



lemony chicken and veggie orzo salad

Recipe Ingredients for lemony chicken and veggie orzo salad

3/4 cup uncooked orzo
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
1/2 cup diced English cucumber
1/2 cup prechopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped baby spinach
1/4 dried cranberries

Recipe Directions for lemony chicken and veggie orzo salad

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain and place in a large bowl.

  2. While orzo cooks, combine lemon rind and next 6 ingredients (through black pepper), stirring well with a whisk. Drizzle juice mixture over orzo; toss to coat. Add chicken and next 4 ingredients (through dill); toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with cheese.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 111.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
215
Calories from Fat
72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.0g
12%
Saturated Fat
3.3g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Sodium
506mg
21%
Potassium
118mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
28.9g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
4.6g
Protein
7.2g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 12% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
   
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