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Orzo with Chicken and Fresh Herbs

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Orzo with Chicken and Fresh Herbs
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 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!
Updated Aug 5, 2011

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    This salad is delicious served at room temperature or chilled.
  • tip 2
    This recipe can easily be doubled.

Nutrition

490 Calories, 28g Total Fat, 35g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
250
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Potassium
480mg
14%
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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