Speedy Chicken, Feta, and Orzo Salad

Speedy Chicken, Feta, and Orzo Salad

by Aaron Nicolas 6 months ago
3 (1)
15 minutes
369 kcal
34.8 g carbs
Description

During the hectic workweek, this speedy, delicious cold pasta salad is sure to please! A fresh blend of tomatoes, grilled chicken, herbs, and feta pairs well with warm, rustic bread. Goat cheese (herbed or plain) or buffalo mozzarella work well too.

Ingredients
  • 1 ¼ cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 3 cups chopped grilled chicken breasts
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives, or to taste
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
Directions
  1. 1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. 2. Combine orzo, chicken, tomatoes, red onion, basil, and oregano in a large bowl.
  3. 3. Whisk vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl. Drizzle over the pasta mixture. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with olives and feta cheese.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 6 servings
calories: 369 kcal
carbohydrates: 34.8 g
protein: 26.6 g
saturated fat: 3.8 g
cholesterol: 60.9 mg
sodium: 275.3 mg
fiber: 2.1 g
sugar: 2.4 g