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Chicken Florentine Salad with Orzo Pasta


"This hearty salad is a delicious meal that will fill any tummy! Serve as a main course and everyone will be pleased! Has pleased my friends and family time and time again!"
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40 m servings 488 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 488 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.4g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 27 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 530 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 10 to 11 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. Mix orzo, spinach, chicken, tomatoes, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sugar, parsley, basil, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; drizzle over salad. Toss to coat. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over salad.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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I used arugula rather than spinach (I had everything else on hand), and that was the only major change I made. The olive oil I used was lemon olive oil, and I used leftover beer butt chicken ra...

This was the perfect recipe to use up a few things in the fridge. I used more pasta and less spinach, left out the chicken and made only half the dressing. Very Good.

Great dinner salad, used half the dressing.

I made this almost exactly as written and my family and myself loved it. The only thing I left out was the sugar to to diabetes. Great recipe that keeps well as leftovers.

Wow, a delicious salad! I thought the amount of balsamic vinegar would make the dressing too strong, but I added it to taste and the favors were just right. I ate this for 3 days straight!

Made as written except I didn't add the pine nuts. The dressing is very good, although I was the only one who used it. The rest of the gang ate this without.