Thursday, April 7, 2011

Orzo Chicken Salad

Who is watching American Idol this season? I have never before been an American Idol fan, but this year is amazing! I love J-lo and have always had a crush on Steven Tyler! They really picked a good group of people. I am going to be sad each week to see someone go.

Orzo Chicken Salad
Chicken from 1/2 rotisserie chicken
1 cup orzo pasta
1/2 green bell pepper
1/2 cup celery
1/4 cup red onion
1 green onion
1 cup grape, halved
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayo
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp basil
1/4 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
Chop onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic and slice grapes. Soak purple onion in a bowl of cold water for at least 5 mins. I didn't do this and the onion was overpowering.
Boil orzo for 5-6 mins.
While orzo is cooking. Mix sour cream, mayo, lemon juice, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, onion powder and ground mustard.
Mix until smooth.
Drain orzo.
Add orzo, bell pepper, grapes, onions and chicken to sauce.
Mix and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serve in a bowl or on a sandwich.

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