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I have the gift of being a pantry chef. Okay, I’m not technically a chef if you’re going by official definitions, but I do have this amazing ability to look in my fridge, freezer and pantry, pull out a collection of ingredients and create a delicious, better for you meal. My husband loves that I have this ability, but he tells me sometimes I expect him to do the same thing, especially when I’m either sick or so busy I need him to take on dinner.
To help him out I’m creating a collection of “pantry” recipes he can use as a go to list. These recipes will all be created using ingredients that I normally have on hand, so he’ll be able to run through the list and find at least one recipe that will work.
The first recipe in our pantry recipe collection is One Dish Chicken and Orzo Salad.
Starring in this recipe are Tyson® Grilled & Ready®Chicken Breast Strips and Wish-bone® Italian Dressing. I love both of these ingredients because they are extremely versatile. With the Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips I can make everything from fajitas to casseroles to salads. Wish-bone Italian Dressing is great as a marinade, in casseroles or to top salads. There are a ton of recipes I can create with both which is why I love to have them on hand.
Let’s get started with One Dish Chicken and Orzo Salad.
One Dish Chicken and Orzo Salad
First gather up your ingredients. You’ll need one 22oz bag of Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips, 1/2 to 1 cup of Wish-bone Italian Dressing, 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, half a red onion, 2 stalks of celery, 1 cup of shredded cheese, and 1 1/2 cup dry orzo prepared by package directions.
Once you have your ingredients collected and prepared this dish comes together fast. You’ll want to chop or dice the peppers, celery, and onions, then combine them with the orzo.
Next prepare the Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips according to the package directions. For this recipe you’ll use the entire package. Once it’s prepared cut the strips into bite sized pieces, then mix into the orzo and veggies.
Now you can mix in the Wish-bone Italian Dressing. I started with 1/2 cup and it added a light flavor to the orzo salad, so I added another 1/4 cup. My husband prefers milder flavors so we left it there, though I would have enjoyed another 1/4 cup rounding the dressing out to a full cup. Go with your flavor preferences and add as much as you need to get the flavor you want.
Finally mix in the cheese and let it sit in the refrigerator for a half hour or longer to let the flavors meld.
There you have it a quick and easy meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. It makes enough for eight or more servings, so it’s great for a potluck, to make when you want left overs, or to feed a big crowd. If you want to make less, just cut the recipe in half. It’s an extremely versatile dish using versatile ingredients. It’s easy to make it your own by swapping out ingredients based on what you have in the house, for example, maybe you have rice instead of orzo, or mushrooms and carrots instead of celery and peppers.
Head out to your Kroger or Kroger Banner Store today and stock up on Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips and Wish-bone Italian Dressing so you can make this recipe and more.
What’s your favorite recipe to make with Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips and Wish-bone Italian Dressing? Tell me your recipe favorites in the comments below.
- 22oz package of Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips
- 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Wish-bone Italian Dressing
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 2 stalks of celery, diced
- 1 1/2 cups dry orzo, prepared according to package directions
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- Combine orzo and diced vegetables in a large bowl.
- Prepare the chicken breast strips according to package directions, then cut them into bite sized pieces. Mix into the orzo and vegetables.
- Stir in the Italian dressing, add in the amount to give the flavor you want up to 1 cup.
- Finally stir in the cheese and refrigerate for at least a half hour.