Chicken and Orzo Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette


Chicken and Orzo Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Chicken and Orzo Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

This a colorful salad flowing with fresh flavors and delightful textures!

Yield

Makes 8 main-dish servings

Ingredients

Citrus Vinaigrette
Nonstick cooking spray
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
2-1/2 cups sliced quartered zucchini
2 cups sliced red bell peppers
1 can (4 ounces) mandarin orange slices
8 ounces orzo, cooked and cooled to room temperature
1/2 cup dark raisins
Salt and black pepper

Preparation

  1. Prepare Citrus Vinaigrette. Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Add chicken; cook 12 to 15 minutes or until browned on both sides and no longer pink in center. Cut chicken into strips or cubes.
  2. Combine chicken, zucchini, bell pepper, mandarin oranges and orzo in large bowl; drizzle with Citrus Vinaigrette and toss. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Stir in raisins just before serving. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Nutritional Information

Calories 379
Calories from Fat 18 %
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 46 mg
Carbohydrate 55 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 24 g
Sodium 178 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2
Fruit 1
Vegetable 2
Meat 2
Fat 1/2

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