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Orzo with Chicken and Fresh Herbs

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4
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This Italian pasta salad makes a terrific lunch or supper for four...on the table in 25 minutes!

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

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.

Expert Tips

This salad is delicious served at room temperature or chilled.

This recipe can easily be doubled.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
3g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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