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Asian Chicken and Orzo Salad

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10



  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 medium diced red bell pepper
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • 3 cups cooked and diced chicken
  • 1 cup drained and chopped water chestnuts
  • 1 (16 oz) package cooked and drained orzo
  • 1 (9 oz) package frozen sugar snap peas
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 (2 oz) package (1/2 cup) toasted slivered almonds


Cook sugar snap peas according to package directions; drain well. In a large bowl, combine sugar snap peas, orzo, water chestnuts, chicken, green onion, and red bell pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce. Pour over orzo mixture, tossing gently to coat. Stir in toasted almonds. Cover and chill until ready to serve.