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plate of baked Greek chicken over a bed of orzo pasta salad
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Greek Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken

No more boring salads! Take your average dinner salad up several notches when you make this Greek Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken. Bursting with flavor, this salad is a delicious and satisfying meal! Light, fresh, & QUICK & EASY makes the perfect dinner salad any night of the week!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 526kcal
Author Georgina Walker

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey

Greek Salad

  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 cup mini tomatoes diced
  • 3/4 cup red pepper diced
  • 4 oz cucumber diced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 red onion very finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives pitted
  • 3 oz feta

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Place chicken in a bowl with marinade ingredients and leave 1 hours or up to overnight.
  • Place chicken on a baking tray and cook 25 minutes, or until it has reached temperature.
  • Slice into thin pieces
  • Meanwhile, cook orzo according to packet instructions, orzo should be al dente.
  • Drain and start assembling the salad
  • To assemble, place the orzo on a large serving plate, and top with the red onion, red bell pepper, cucumber and tomatoes.
  • Add olives and chicken.
  • Top with feta cheese.
  • Make the dressing by combing the ingredients together in a jar and shaking until combined. Taste and adjust flavours as necessary.
  • Drizzle over dressing if serving immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 810mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1485IU | Vitamin C: 41.2mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2.2mg