Orzo Salad with Chicken and Radishes

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Orzo Salad with Chicken and RadishesRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Because the lemon and basil flavors become even more vibrant with some time to marinate together, this five-ingredient salad makes the perfect to-go lunch. Pack it up the night before, and skip the cafeteria for a bright and luscious midday meal.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


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1 cup uncooked whole-wheat orzo
2 bunches radishes with greens (about 1 pound), scrubbed
2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Prepare orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; rinse with cold water, and drain. Set aside.

2. While orzo cooks, thinly slice radishes to equal about 2 cups. Coarsely chop greens to equal about 1 cup. Combine cooled orzo, radishes, greens, chicken, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl; toss.

Created date

June 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 339
Fat 10.3 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 6 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 28 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 9 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 538 mg
Calcium 45 mg