Orzo with Chicken and Fresh Herbs

orzo with chicken and fresh herbs Lunch Italian
Orzo with Chicken and Fresh Herbs
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4

This Italian pasta salad makes a terrific lunch or supper for four...on the table in 25 minutes!


  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (about 3.5 oz)
  • 1 pint (2 cups) cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, oregano, marjoram or thyme leaves (or a combination)
  • 2 cups cut-up cooked chicken
  • 1 cup small fresh mozzarella cheese balls (about 6 oz)
  • 4 large leaves butter lettuce


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  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix tomatoes, garlic, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and herbs. Add chicken, cheese and cooked pasta; toss until evenly coated. To serve, spoon 1 1/4 cups salad onto each lettuce leaf.

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