Lime Chicken Tenders and Orzo Salad

Lime Chicken Tenders And Orzo Salad Recipe

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Quick and easy to make and delicious too. Perfect for a weeknight. Prep time does not include the marinading time.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

  • 1-2
    limes
  • 1 1/4 lb
    chicken breast tenders
  • 5 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 2 clove
    garlic,minced
  • 2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    orzo pasta, uncooked
  • 3 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    country dijon mustard
  • 1 medium
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh dill, chopped

How to Make Lime Chicken Tenders and Orzo Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat grill to 300° to 350° (medium) heat.
  2. Grate zest from limes to equal 1 teaspoons Cut limes in half; squeeze juice from limes to equal 3 tablespoons.
  3. Combine chicken, lime zest, lime juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, and next 3 ingredients. Let marinate for 1 hour. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.
  4. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until done.
  5. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  6. Combine vinegar, mustard, and remaining 1 tablespoons olive oil.
  7. Toss orzo, bell pepper, cucumber, and dill with vinegar mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with grilled chicken.

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About Lime Chicken Tenders and Orzo Salad

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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