Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Recipe -
Mediterranean Chicken Orzo Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Mediterranean Chicken Orzo

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"A taste of the Mediterranean is only minutes away with this simple orzo and chicken pasta tossed with tomatoes, olives, basil, lemon juice, and grated Parmesan cheese."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Cook orzo pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Fold in chicken, sundried tomatoes, olives, basil, lemon juice, olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 17, 2010

I used the breast meat from a rotisserie chicken since I had that on hand. I liked it but family said it was a very dry pasta salad. I have to agree with that as I also thought only 2 TB of oil in 16 oz of pasta was off. Maybe add some Italian dressing next time? Still a keeper for me.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 03, 2012

This was just okay for me. Kinda bland. Good, but wouldn't make it again.

May 24, 2010

Wonderful Dish!! Super easy after I got the sun dried tomatoes chopped...I did add some sun-dried tomato bruchetta (sp) to provide a little more tomato tatse and I used an olive medley marinated in red wine. Looked so fancy!! Will definitely make again

Oct 11, 2010

Enjoyed this better served cold. I used penne instead of orzo and next time will add some garlic.

May 10, 2010

This is a great recipe! I made a couple of minor changes to use ingredients I had on olives instead of Kalamata, and regular cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast halves instead of the Tyson grilled and ready. Other than that, I made it as written, and my whole family loved the results! We ate it with a garlic flavored Italian blend shredded cheese on top, and it was perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this one...we'll be making it again!!!

Oct 19, 2010

This recipe is great! I always forget how much I love basil and it goes so well with the chicken and tomatoes. I cook my own chicken breast rather than the pre-cooked stuff, so it takes a bit longer. But all in all it's a fast, easy, and light summer dinner. And sooo yummy!

Oct 05, 2010

This is a fantastic recipe. I used a rotisserie chicken as I had just bought it. The only addition I added was using the zest of the lemon I squeezed. Will make this again. If made without the chicken it's a great side dish...with it it's a delicious main dish. A good pot luck recipe.

Jun 01, 2010

I didn't have olives so I used capers and I had some asparagus that needed to be used up so I added that in too!


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  • Calories
  • 759 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 95.8 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 53.7 g
  • 107%
  • Sodium
  • 1215 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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