Italian-Style Orzo and Grilled Chicken Salad

Italian-Style Orzo and Grilled Chicken Salad
24 servings


Ingredients Weights Measures
boneless skinless chicken breasts (3 oz. each) 3 lb. + 6 oz. 18 each
KRAFT Golden Italian Dressing, divided 2 lb. + 10 oz. 5-1/4 cups
baby bella mushrooms, sliced 1 lb. + 5 oz. 3 cups
olive oil 3 oz. 6 Tbsp.
cooked orzo pasta 2 lb. + 3 oz. 1-1/2 qt.
grape tomatoes, halved 1 lb. + 2 oz. 3 cups
baby spinach leaves 11 oz. 3 qt.
canned small artichoke hearts, drained, halved 11 oz. 2 cups
fresh green beans, blanched, cut into thirds 9 oz. 2 cups
zucchini, small dice 9 oz. 2 cups
canned butter beans, drained 9 oz. 1-1/2 cups
fresh basil, chiffonade 2-1/2 oz. 2-1/4 cups
KRAFT 100% Shredded Parmesan Cheese 3 oz. 3/4 cup
cracked black pepper - 1-1/2 tsp.


MARINATE chicken in 1-3/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp. of the dressing (or in 5 Tbsp. of the dressing for trial recipe) in shallow non-reactive container 1 to 2 hours. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.

GRILL chicken on medium-high heat 4 to 5 min. on each side or until cooked through (165ºF). Remove from grill. Brush evenly with 6 Tbsp. of the dressing (or with 1 Tbsp. of the dressing for trial recipe). Cool. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

MEANWHILE, saute mushrooms in hot oil on medium-high heat 3 to 4 min. or until tender. Stir in 1/4 cup of the remaining dressing (or 1 Tbsp. of the remaining dressing for trial recipe); saute an additional minute. Place in large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients except cheese, pepper and remaining 3 cups dressing (or remaining 1/2 cup dressing for trial recipe); cover. Refrigerate until ready to use.

FOR each serving: Toss 1 cup of the pasta mixture with 2 Tbsp. of the remaining dressing; place on serving plate. Slice 2 oz. of the chicken; fan out over pasta mixture. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 tsp. of the cheese and a dash of black pepper.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Special Extra
Add 2 Tbsp. grated lemon peel (or 1 tsp. lemon peel for trial recipe) to the pasta mixture.
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Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Total fat
 16 g
Saturated fat
 3 g
 40 mg
 600 mg
 23 g
Dietary fiber
 3 g
 5 g
 20 g
Vitamin A
 30 %DV
Vitamin C
 25 %DV
 8 %DV
 10 %DV
Healthy Living Information
Good source of vitamin A or C