Souvlaki Chicken with Creamy Lemon Orzo & Shaved Spring Vegetable Salad

Souvlaki Chicken with Creamy Lemon Orzo & Shaved Spring Vegetable Salad

Lemony chicken skewers are grilled and served over creamy orzo and served with a crisp shaved vegetable salad.
  • 20 MINS

    Cooking Time

  • 20 MINS

    Prep Time

  • 4 People


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lb. (450 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) dried oregano leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
  • 1 package Knorr® Alfredo Pasta Sauce Mix
  • 1 cup (250 mL) uncooked orzo
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shaved * asparagus
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shaved cucumber
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shaved radishes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shaved carrots

  1. Grate 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) lemon peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons (30 mL) juice from lemon. Combine chicken, 1 tablespoon (15 mL) oil, 1 tablespoon (15 mL) lemon juice, oregano and garlic in medium bowl. Season, if desired, with salt and pepper; thread onto skewers. Grill, turning occasionally, until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 6 minutes; set aside and keep warm.

  2. Combine 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water, milk and Knorr® Alfredo Pasta Sauce Mix in medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add orzo; return to a boil and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently and adding additional water in 1/4 cup (60 mL) increments if necessary, until orzo is tender, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, combine shaved vegetables, remaining 1 tablespoon (15 mL) oil and 1 tablespoon (15 mL) lemon juice in medium bowl; season, if desired, with salt and pepper.

  3. Just before serving, stir lemon peel into orzo. Serve chicken over orzo with shaved vegetable salad. Serve, if desired, with lemon wedges.

  1. Amount per Serving
Nutritional values Amount per Serving
Energy (g) 470.0
Calcium (g) 20.0 %
Carbohydrates (g) 53.0 g
Fat (g) 12.0 g
Fiber (g) 4.0 g
Iron (g) 20.0 %
Protein (g) 37.0 g
Saturated Fat (g) 2.5 g
Sodium (g) 480.0 mg
Sugar (g) 11.0 g
Trans Fat (g) 0.0 g

*Shave vegetables by placing them on cutting board and peeling strips with a vegetable peeler.\nTIP: If orzo is too thick, add additional milk or water to desired consistency.

Each serving of this chicken dish is low in fat and provides 2 servings of veggies!

See nutrition information for sodium content.

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