Orzo-Chicken Salad

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
3 hrs
15 mins

A light chicken/pasta salad from Weight Watchers "Slim Ways Chicken" cookbook. Cook time is for the orzo and the chicken. Prep time includes chilling.

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  1. Place chicken in gallon-size plastic bag with salad dressing.
  2. Seal bag, squeezing out air, and refrigerate 1 hour, turning bag occasionally.
  3. While chicken is marinating, in a medium bowl with a wire whisk, combine oil, Dijon mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  4. In medium pot of boiling water, cook orzo 6-8 minutes, until tender; drain.
  5. Add cooked orzo to oil mixture, mixing well to coat thoroughly.
  6. Stir in tomato rosemary and oregano and set aside.
  7. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium heat.
  8. Add chicken mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-8 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  9. Add chicken mixture to orzo mixture, tossing well to coat thoroughly.
  10. Refrigerate, covered, until well chilled.
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4 5

I really liked this. Very tasty! I left out the oregano (was out) and the tomato (just don't like them) and it was still wonderful! Oh, and I also used canned chicken which made the recipe even easier!

3 5

This was a very easy recipe to make, but I thought the seasonings overpowered everything else. I would maybe add the oregano and rosemary to taste. I added more orzo to even it out a little. I did eat a little piece of the cooked marinated chicken before mixing everything together and that was really good.