Thursday, July 24, 2014

Babymooning Food: Chicken and Orzo Salad!

This past weekend, we paid a visit to friends who are currently babymooning. They've added the sweetest baby boy to their family! I always like to bring a meal to friends when we visit new babies, and this was no exception. I like doing meals that will yield leftovers too, so I came up with fruit salad and a Greek inspired orzo salad with chicken. Both easy to prepare, and the orzo salad is great because it can be eaten hot or cold. Perfect for the summer and for noshing :)

My fruit salad was super basic: chunks of cantaloupe and watermelon, blueberries, strawberry slices and green grapes. Beautiful and light for summer snacking.

For the orzo salad, you will need:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 cucumber, washed and dried
1 small package of grape tomatoes, washed and dried
1 8oz bottle of Wish Bone Greek Vinegrette
1 box orzo pasta
1 small container of crumbled Feta cheese
Salt and Pepper
McCormick Salad Supreme seasoning

In a skillet, drizzle EVOO and sprinkle Salad Supreme, a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Add cubed chicken to the skillet and cook thoroughly.

Cook about 1/2 of the box of orzo, per the directions on the box. Drain, rinse in cool water and set aside.

Slice up the cucumber and cut the tomatoes in half. Mix together and set aside.

In a large bowl or pan (I used disposable pans for this dish since it was being taken to friends), pour orzo, and add in chicken. Shake the Greek dressing well and dress the pasta and chicken with about half of the bottle. Mix well. Add in tomatoes and cucumbers and as much feta as you prefer, pour on the rest of the dressing and mix salad together. 

Set in the fridge to chill, or serve warm! Enjoy!

Until next time,

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