Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

Orzo Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Vegetables is a one bowl meal that’s full of flavor.  It’s loaded with zucchini, red onion, red bell pepper, and cherry tomatoes, plus a little crumbled feta cheese and fresh dill. Everyone in my family loves pasta salad so much that I often transform it from a side dish into a main dish by adding a protein.

Since this pasta salad is heavy on fresh vegetables and lean protein, it’s a balanced meal you can feel good about feeding your family.

 

Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

 

This is a meal that can easily be made start to finish in 30 minutes, making it perfect for a meal on a busy day. It can be served warm, at room temperature, or chilled so you can even make it a day in advance.

Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing provides the flavor both for the roasted vegetables and serves as the dressing for the pasta salad. I love its tangy and robust flavor full of herbs and seasonings. It gives a zesty burst to whatever you put it on. It also makes a wonderful marinade for chicken.

Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

 

I diced up a few zucchini, a red bell pepper, and a red onion and coated them in a little Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing and then roasted them until golden. About halfway through, I added some cherry tomatoes. A short roasting time really helps bring out the flavor of out of season tomatoes.

Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

 

Once roasted, the vegetables get tossed with some orzo that’s been tossed with  Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing.

Wishbone Italian Dressing and Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken at Walmart

 

To make this one bowl meal even simpler to make for a weeknight meal, I used Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken which can easily be found in the freezer at your local Walmart. I love that it is precooked and already cut into slices and all I need to do is heat it in a pan for a few minutes and it is ready to be added to my recipe.

Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

 

Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

With Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing and Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken a simple and convenient meal is possible any night of the week.

Find more recipes for using Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing and Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken to add flavor to your meals.

Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
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Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables is full of roasted zucchini, onion, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese.

Course: Salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 359 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 2 zucchini, ends trimmed and cut into half-moon shapes
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Wish-Bone® Italian Salad Dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked orzo
  • 1/4 cup Wish-Bone® Italian Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 package Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place zucchini, red bell pepper, and red onion on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 1/4 cup Wish-Bone® Italian Salad Dressing. Toss to coat well.
  3. Roast in oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, add tomatoes to baking sheet, give everything a quick stir and return to oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Toss orzo with 1/4 cup Wish-Bone® Italian Salad Dressing.
  5. In a lightly greased nonstick skillet, cook chicken until heated through.
  6. Combine roasted vegetables and chicken with orzo.
  7. Sprinkle feta cheese and dill on top.
Nutrition Facts
Orzo Pasta Salad with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions are entirely my own.

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions are entirely my own.