Orzo Chicken Salad - Gundersen Lutheran 500 Club

Published On: Sep 10 2012 12:50:54 PM CDT

Orzo Chicken Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing
Makes 4 servings
Getting started Equipment you will need: medium saucepan, spoon (2), colander, large bowl, cutting board/knife, blender/food processor, small bowl Do right away when you get home: Action step 1
2/3 cup dried orzo pasta

1 cup frozen corn kernels

2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 cup grape tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 small avocado

1/3 cup water

1/2 tsp. lime peel

1/4 cup lime juice

4 cloves garlic

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper

1/4 tsp. salt


1. Cook orzo according to package directions in saucepan. Add corn during last minute of cooking; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well.
2. Shred chicken, cut tomatoes in half, and chop cilantro. Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Add orzo mixture. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

3. Dressing: Peel and slice avocado. Finely shred lime peel and mince garlic. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until mixture is smooth. Transfer dressing to small bowl. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Suggested Side Items: fresh veggies and pineapple

Tips: Rotisserie chicken works well in this recipe. The salad and dressing can be chilled up to 24 hours before serving.

Shopping list: Orzo pasta Cooked chicken breast Fresh cilantro Avocado (1) Frozen corn Grape tomatoes Feta cheese

Lime (1)
Check for: Garlic (4 cloves) Salt
Crushed red pepper