sian Chicken and Orzo Pasta Salad with sweet and cool dressing
This Asian Chicken and Orzo Pasta Salad is so simple to make.
It is absolutely delightful and refreshing to eat; great for a picnic, lunch, light dinner, actually anytime is perfect for this unique salad.
The Asian Chicken and Orzo Pasta Salad is really easy on the waist-line AND very economical to make.
Using a purchased rotisserie chicken makes this come together in about the time it takes to cook up the Orzo – which is only a few minutes!
The amazing combination of flavors of this Asian inspired Orzo Salad, leave you craving it again and again and again.
Asian Chicken and Orzo Pasta Salad
16 oz. package Orzo
1 chicken bouillon cube or 2 tsp. chicken bouillon
1/2 – 2/3 of a rotisserie chicken OR 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast grilled
6 Tbl. teriyaki marinade (NOT soy sauce)
1 tsp. Montreal chicken seasoning
1 cucumber, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
8-10 green onions, sliced
3 Tbl. cilantro, chopped
8 Tbl. bottled Ranch salad dressing
4 Tbl. sweet chili sauce
2 cups carrots, shredded
Cook Orzo according to directions, adding bouillon to the cooking water for flavor.
Drain and cool a bit. In a large bowl, combine the cooked and drained Orzo and all the remaining ingredients.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.
If refrigerating, then when ready to serve, stir to see if a bit more ranch dressing may be needed.
This Cold Pasta Salad be perfect to take to a neighbor, friend or family member in need. If you’d like to know more, I have this post: What You Need To Know About Taking In A Meal They Will Want To Eat
Carrie Groneman’s recipe, 2018
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow
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