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Chicken Spinach Orzo Salad with Dijon Mustard Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 

Chicken Spinach Orzo Salad with Dijon Mustard Dressing, a healthy and filling pasta salad that is ready in well under 30 minutes. The dressing is tangy and works beautifully with the other ingredients. A great recipe for a picnic, or a healthy packed lunch.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: International
Keyword: pasta salad recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 520 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup cubed feta cheese
For the dijon mustard dressing
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
To season the chicken
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahreneheit).

  2. Cut the chicken into strips or chunks, add the oil, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper and toss well.

  3. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.

  4. Leave to cool.

  5. Meanwhile cook the orzo according to the packet intructions.

  6. When ready, drain, rinse with cold water, add a splash of olive oil, and set aside.

  7. To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients into a glass or mason jar, close it with a lid, and shake the jar well.

  8. In a large bow, add the cooled orzo, chicken pieces, chopped spinach, feta and dressing.

  9. Mix well to combine, and chill for about one hour.

  10. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Spinach Orzo Salad with Dijon Mustard Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 573mg24%
Potassium 589mg17%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1180IU24%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.