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  • Writer's pictureJenn Clayton

Spinach Orzo Chicken Salad

Healthy, light, fresh and filling!! Perfect side dish or a perfect lunch!


Makes a great meal or side dish! Lots of veggies, protein and so much fresh flavor!

Full recipe in video below

RECIPE:


Salad-

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo

  • 1 cooked chicken breast, diced

  • 3 cups baby spinach, chopped

  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, diced

  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 2 ounces crumbled goat or fata cheese

Vinaigrette-

  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar, white wine or red wine vinegar as an alternate

  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

  1. Cook the orzo according to the package directions omitting any oil it calls for. Rinse and drain the cooked orzo in cold water and put it in a large serving bowl. Add in the remaining salad ingredients and toss together.

  2. In a small bowl combine all of the vinaigrette ingredients, whisk together, then pour over the salad. Stir until everything is coated in the vinaigrette. Taste for seasoning, then serve.

4 Servings:

219 calories

9g fat

15g carbs

21g protein


Recipe inspiration from reciperunner.com



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