Lemony Orzo Salad with Chicken

Great dish to make ahead, so you can enjoy your company and eat when you’re ready!

Ingredients

  • 3/4C  The Olive Grove’s Orzo, uncooked
  • 1/4t  Lemon rind, grated
  • 3T  Fresh lemon juice
  • 1T  The Olive Grove’s Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1/2t  Kosher salt
  • 1/2t  Garlic, minced
  • 1/4t  Honey
  • 1/8t  Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1C  Shredded skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2C  English cucumber, diced
  • 1/2C  Red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3C  Green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1T  Fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2C  Goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

Cook orzo according to package directions.  Drain and rinse with cold water, and place in a large bowl.  While orzo cooks, combine lemon rind and next 6 ingredients (through black pepper), stirring well with a whisk.  Drizzle juice mixture over orzo and toss to coat.  Add chicken and next 4 ingredients (through dill); toss gently to combine.  Sprinkle with cheese.

Serves 4 (1 1/4 cup each)