Chicken Florentine Salad with Orzo Pasta Recipe

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Everett Published: February 3, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Chicken Florentine Salad with Orzo Pasta

Enjoy a tasty plate of this chicken florentine salad, made with grilled chicken, tossed in orzo, greens, and a savory balsamic dressing, for a filling meal.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Salad:

  • 2cupsorzo pasta
  • 10ozbaby spinach,(2 packages)
  • 3cupschicken,grilled, chopped
  • 2roma tomatoes,diced
  • ½cuppine nuts
  • ¼cupsun-dried tomatoes,chopped
  • 2tbspcapers,or to taste

For Dressing:

  • 1cupbalsamic vinegar
  • cupolive oil
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • 2tbspdried parsley
  • 2tspdried basil
  • 2garlic cloves,pressed
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1tspsalt
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • ¼cupparmesan cheese,freshly grated, or to taste

Instructions

Salad:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

  2. Cook the orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally for 10 to 11 minutes until cooked through but firm to the bite. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  3. Mix the orzo, spinach, chicken, tomatoes, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers in a large bowl.

Dressing:

  1. Whisk the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sugar, parsley, basil, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a bowl, then drizzle it over salad.

  2. Toss to coat, then sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the salad. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 437.35kcal
  • Fat: 24.57g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.81g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.85g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.46g
  • Fiber: 2.78g
  • Sugar: 13.29g
  • Protein: 17.87g
  • Cholesterol: 42.54mg
  • Sodium: 455.26mg
  • Calcium: 130.36mg
  • Potassium: 569.27mg
  • Iron: 3.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 205.55µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.48mg
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