Tasty Thursdays: Chicken-Orzo Salad with Goat Cheese

Thursday, May 24, 2012

With my busy schedule, I haven't had much time to do anything but work and sleep -- which is why I love fast, easy recipes that are not only tasty but healthy! This recipe for this amazing Chicken-Orzo Salad with Goat Cheese was found on MyRecipes and serves 6.

  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 3 cups chopped grilled chicken breast strips (such as Tyson)
  • 1 1/2 cups trimmed arugula 
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 
  • 1/4 cup prechopped red onion 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain well.
  2. Combine pasta, chicken, and the next 6 ingredients (through oregano) in a large bowl; toss well.
  3. Combine vinegar, oil, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle vinegar mixture over pasta mixture; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.
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Carrie said...

mmm, that looks soooo good!

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Tiffany Kadani said...

I love orzo salad- such a great summertime meal. And with goat cheese? Oh yum!

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Anonymous said...

Oh, the goat cheese sounds wonderful in this dish.

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

I'm so making this dish. It looks like the perfect summer dinner. Mmmm...

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D: i really wanna try this!

MOSAMUSE said...

yummm! looks great!


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Unknown said...

Oh yummy, I will try this over the weekend if possible! Have a wonderful long weekend Audrey!

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Shea Lennon said...

This sounds delicious and fresh, so perfect for summer! Yum!

Flavia Flanders said...

Looks so yummy!

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Delicious and healthy!

LV said...

This looks so tasty! Perfect light dish for spring. Healthy and refreshing!


Gillie said...

mmm that looks delicious and it looks very quick and easy, perfect for summertime!

xo gillie

classiq said...

It looks absolutely delicious. And healthy too. :)

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