Sunday, 20 March 2016

Chicken & Orzo Salad

Carole's Chatter: Chicken & Orzo Salad


This salad was a real winner.  It was a great way to use leftover chicken schnitzel.

Ingredients:

Leftover crumbed chicken
Oil/butter
Sherry
Orzo – a cup
Stock
Fish sauce or salt
Pepper
Celery stick
Radish
Cherry tomatoes
De-seeded cucumber

Method

Heat your mixture of oil and butter in a pan and then add your orzo and fry it off for a minute or two.

Add your stock – I used a pork and celery one I made recently.  I didn't bother to heat the stock first – orzo is a pasta not a rice.  Season with your fish sauce and pepper.  (If your stock has salt in it, be careful not to make it too salty)

Let it cook until the orzo is tender – about 15 minutes or so and let it cool.

When still warm but not hot add the other ingredients and serve.  Check for seasoning right at the end to see if more salt or pepper is needed.

This 'salad' got a firm seal of approval from the better half.

10 comments:

  1. It seems I've always got some left-over chicken to use up, and this is perfect, as the other ingredients are pretty much staples.

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  2. Yummy! Looks good! I never thought of using fish sauce like that to season the pasta as it cooks.

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  3. It looks easy and tasty!
    Aloha, Deb--Kahakai Kitchen

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  4. I'm always looking for leftover chicken recipes. I will definitely try this one!

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  5. Fish sauce? I would have never thought of that.

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  6. I'm with everyone else -- always looking for new ways to use up the last of the roast chicken. I like this with it's colorful veggies.

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  7. Always great to find good leftover recipes.

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  8. I will definitely be making this for my lunch.

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  9. My fish sauce is new -- this sounds like a good way to test it more.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  10. Yummy! That,s perfect for tonight's dinner.

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