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Lemon Orzo Chicken Pasta

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"Light and simple. Orzo pasta with lemon juice, chicken, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and spinach. I typically use a rotisserie chicken, since they are typically packed with great flavor already."
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56 m servings 855
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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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 tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Combine chicken, mozzarella cheese, spinach, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper with orzo pasta.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate to let flavors mingle, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 855 calories; 29.1 88.6 60 119 476 Full nutrition

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I love this recipe, and I make it all the time for pack lunches. I add halved grape tomatoes and roasted garlic. Also, I'm not sure if this is part of the original recipe, but I re-heat it befor...

This dish looks great but really had very little flavor. My family was not impressed.