An oriental style bowl filled with a refreshing salad made with Orzo pasta, rotisserie chicken, fresh vegetables and a light refreshing dressing with a little spice from chili sauce and cool from Ranch dressing

Asian Chicken and Orzo Pasta Salad

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An oriental style bowl filled with a refreshing salad made with Orzo pasta, rotisserie chicken, fresh vegetables and a light refreshing dressing with a little spice from chili sauce and cool from Ranch dressing

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

Ingredients:

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  

 

Directions:

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. 

An oriental style bowl filled with a refreshing salad made with Orzo pasta, rotisserie chicken, fresh vegetables and a light refreshing dressing with a little spice from chili sauce and cool from Ranch dressing

Asian Chicken and Orzo Pasta Salad with sweet and cool dressing

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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9 replies
  1. Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life
    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life says:

    Would you believe I’ve never cooked up orzo before? I’ve had it cooked by other people, I just haven’t had any recipes. Now that’s all changed. We love almost anything Asian so this really caught my attention. Is Montreal chicken seasoning just like the Montreal steak seasoning only for chicken? I’ve never heard of it. Is it in the spice section at the grocery store? Would you be willing to share this at our Making Monday link party? We would love it if you did. Thanks. Have a fabulous day. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-9/

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  2. Kerry C
    Kerry C says:

    I had never thought to put ranch dressing in a recipe. I’ve only used it as dressing for salad. What a great idea! This Asian Orzo looks so good. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.

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  3. Daine Roark
    Daine Roark says:

    Carrie,

    Your picture looks amazing! Thank you so much for stopping by Saturday Dishes and linking up this Asian Orzo.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread com

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  4. Diane Roark
    Diane Roark says:

    Carrie,

    I stop by to look at all these ingredients again. I have never had ranch with chili sauce and cilantro, etc. This sounds so interesting.
    Sharing!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

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