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lemon chicken orzo

Lemon Chicken Orzo

Lemon Chicken Orzo is a healthy and light main dish or a refreshing side dish for any potluck. It tastes great chilled or at room temperature.
Prep Time 30 mins


For the Orzo Salad

  • 1 cup orzo cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 cups chopped chicken I use a rotisserie chicken
  • 1 diced cucumber
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 4 chopped green onions
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 4 oz crumbled goat cheese

For the Lemon Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp minced garlic


  • Make orzo according to package instructions.
  • Chop chicken and the rest of the salad ingredients and place into a large bowl.
  • Whisk together lemon dressing ingredients and set aside.
  • Rinse and drain orzo and then add to the chicken mixture. Pour the dressig on top and toss until everything is coated.
  • Pour crumbled goat cheese on top. Serve room temperature or chilled.