Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes give this salad richness, as well as a nice tang.
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast meat
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
How to Make It
To prepare salad, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan; add rice and garlic. Cover; reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Place in a large bowl. Add chicken, onions, tomato, rind, chickpeas, and artichokes to rice; stir gently to combine.
To prepare dressing, combine broth and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over salad, tossing gently to coat.