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Orzo with Chicken, Dill and Chickpeas


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Orzo with Chicken, Dill and Chickpeas


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Orzo with Chicken, Dill and Chickpeas

This easy pasta salad makes great use of leftover chicken or a store bought rotisserie bird. The salad also keeps well refrigerated for a few days and is perfect to take to work or school for lunch.


  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Cook Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 15 min


4 cup (s)s


  • 1 pound orzo
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook orzo according to package instructions. Drain well and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine orzo, chicken, chickpeas, olives, green onion and dill.

In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, olive oil and garlic.

Pour dressing over orzo salad and toss well to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




11 Responses to Orzo with Chicken, Dill and Chickpeas

  1. Why are you not providing any nutritional information on these recipes,e.g. carbs, fat, protein. That really is essential for healthy cooking, and informed consumers. Thanks, Michelle Bergman

  2. Hi Michelle, I totally agree. We are working on implementing this feature as soon as we can.

  3. avatar says: annette

    I have made this. very refreshing. however to give this a bit of oomph i would add a bit of cayenne pepper or a dash of red pepper flakes. if you want to make it a little more exciting & more middle eastern, add to the oil 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp either garam masala or hawaijj & 1/2 c. chopped cilantro instead of the dill.

  4. avatar says: Mrs.B.

    I made this for lunch today, and added a dash of red pepper flakes. How yummy!

    • oh I am so happy – and we love red pepper flakes too around here — we are always adding heat to our food!

  5. avatar says: Alice

    Prepared this for tomorrow’s dinner, using leftover chicken. BUT, noshed on it (for taste). Yummy.

  6. avatar says: leah

    made this last night for dinner . it was quick to make and very filling. a good combination of ingredients and a tasty meal

  7. avatar says: Tzivia

    I have nothing really to say except this is really good. I know you want to hear some feed back but I made no changes and don’t think it needs any. Definitely going to be a frequent summer dish/supper.

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