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Grilled Chicken Caprese Orzo Salad

Juicy grilled chicken, tons of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil make this caprese orzo salad SO flavorful and the easiest summer salad ever!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb cooked orzo pasta
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 cup fresh minced basil

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Rub chicken with olive oil and season both sides with salt and pepper. Grill chicken over medium-high heat 10-15 minutes, turning once until chicken registers 165F. Allow chicken to cool then cut into cubes.
  • In a large bowl, combine orzo, chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. In a separate small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients until smooth and then pour over orzo. Stir until coated and season pasta with salt and pepper to taste. Chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!