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!
- 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
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp honey
- 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
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.
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