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Orzo with Chicken and Fresh Herbs

This Italian pasta salad makes a terrific lunch or supper for four...on the table in 25 minutes!

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (about 3.5 oz)
1
pint (2 cups) cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup olive oil
3
tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
3
tablespoons chopped fresh basil, oregano, marjoram or thyme leaves (or a combination)
2
cups cut-up cooked chicken
1
cup small fresh mozzarella cheese balls (about 6 oz)
4
large leaves butter lettuce

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Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix tomatoes, garlic, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and herbs. Add chicken, cheese and cooked pasta; toss until evenly coated. To serve, spoon 1 1/4 cups salad onto each lettuce leaf.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
35g
35%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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