Orzo Chicken Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Skip the bottled stuff, and dress this satisfying yet healthy chicken salad with our tangy avocado sauce.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cup (about) salad and 1/4 cup dressing each
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs to 24 hrs

Orzo Chicken Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan cook orzo according to package directions, adding corn during the last 1 minute of cooking; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Divide orzo evenly among four salad containers. Top evenly with chicken, tomatoes, and cilantro. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
  2. For dressing, in a blender or food processor combine avocado, water, finely shredded lime peel, lime juice, garlic, crushed red pepper, and salt. Cover and blend until smooth. Divide dressing evenly among four small containers. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
  3. To serve, drizzle one dressing portion over one salad portion. Cover and shake to combine or toss with a fork to combine.

From the Test Kitchen

To Take:

To tote, place salad and dressing containers in an insulated bag with an ice pack.

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Nutrition Facts (Orzo Chicken Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing)

  • Per serving:
  • 321 kcal ,
  • 10 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat ,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 4 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 65 mg chol. ,
  • 439 mg sodium ,
  • 30 g carb. ,
  • 7 g fiber ,
  • 3 g sugar ,
  • 30 g pro.

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