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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 435.3
  • Total Fat: 22.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.5 mg
  • Sodium: 400.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 16.2 g

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Chicken and Orzo Salad

Submitted by: ALIE719

Introduction

This is an adaptation of a recipe from a Williams Sonoma Food Made Fast cookbook. I usually use a bit less dressing a pasta and more spinach. This is an adaptation of a recipe from a Williams Sonoma Food Made Fast cookbook. I usually use a bit less dressing a pasta and more spinach.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    Chicken breasts, poached (half a pound worth to serve 2)
    Orzo (150 grams)
    Fresh Spinach (185 g, about 6 cups)
    Cherry tomatoes, halved (half a pound)
    Pesto (a bit less than a third of a cup)
    Olive oil (1 tbsp)
    White Wine Vinegar (2 tbsp)

Directions

Serves 2 as a very generous dinner, would serve 4 as a salad course.

Poach the chicken breasts until opaque, about 8-10 minutes. Bring water for the pasta to a boil and cook the orzo according to package directions. When the chicken is cooked remove from the water and chop into bite size pieces.

Meanwhile make the vinaigrette. Mix together the pesto, vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Add the oil slowly, beating to incorporate.

Drain the orzo and rinse in cold water. Add the cooked pasta to the dressing and stir to coat. Add the tomatoes and chicken and stir to coat. Add the spinach and mix, then serve.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALIE719.






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