Asian-Inspired Chicken and Orzo Salad

Asian-Inspired Chicken and Orzo Salad

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

A quick trip to the supermarket to pick up a rotisserie chicken and a few additional ingredients is all you need to make this simple, Asian-inspired chicken and orzo salad dish.


  • 8 ounces frozen sugar snap peas, thawed
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1/2 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated or minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped or slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. Cook the orzo ‘al dente’ according to package directions, drain and then rinse with cool water. Drain the pasta once again and then place into a large bowl with the sugar snap peas, cucumber, onion and bell pepper.
  2. In the meantime, combine the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic and red pepper into a bowl. Whisk the mixture vigorously to combine and then pour over the orzo mixture.
  3. Gently toss the salad to coat and then garnish with the cilantro and the almonds; serve immediately.


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