Greek orzo salad with grilled chicken

Greek orzo salad with grilled chicken

This Greek orzo salad topped with succulent grilled chicken is a fantastic recipe for an easy lunch or light dinner and makes an excellent packed lunch.
Course Dinner, Easy Recipe, Lunch, Pasta, Pasta salad, Salad
Cuisine Greek
Keyword easy dinner recipe, easy lunch recipe, Greek orzo salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 436kcal
Author Alida Ryder


for the grilled chicken

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste

for the Greek orzo salad

  • 500 g orzo/pasta rice cooked and cooled
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup olives pitted and halved
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled

for the dressing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano


  • Halve the chicken horizontally so you are left with two thin chicken breasts. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.
  • Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper then pour over the chicken breasts and allow to marinate for 10 minutes while you heat a griddle pan.
  • To make the Greek orzo salad, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Mix together the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad, mix and allow to stand for 10-15 minutes.
  • Cook the marinated chicken in a hot griddle pan until cooked through then remove and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving with the Greek orzo salad.


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2.2mg