Quick Greek Spinach and Chicken Orzo

30 mins (prep 15, cooking 15)
17 ingredients
1.25 servings
This is adapted from a recipe I found in a cooking magazine I get. This is great for brown-bagging because it tastes good at any temperature, and it's really quick to make. If you are salt sensitive, omit the bouillion cubes and olive brine (not essential, but I like the flavor they add).

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  • 8 ounces orzo pasta
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (for the orzo cooking liquid)
  • 1 oven-roasted deli chicken
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach (regular fresh spinach will work if you can't find baby)
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled (i use the plain kind, but the flavored type works here too)
  • 1 large tomato, diced (or substitute halved grape tomatoes, approx. 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olive, pitted (reserve a bit of the brine if you use good quality olives)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons reserved olive brine (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon capers (optional)
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste


Serving Size (909.02 g)
Servings 1.25
Amount per Serving
Calories 1001.39 Calories from Fat 702.27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 78.03g 150.07%
Saturated Fat 36.49g 228.05%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 197.26mg 82.19%
Sodium 3971.84mg 206.87%
Total Carbohydrate 46.46g 19.36%
Dietary Fiber 13.11 g 65.56%
Sugars 21.21 g %
Protein 42.49g 106.23%
Vitamin A 25161.74IU% Vitamin C 52.04mg%
Calcium 1540.3mg% Iron 8.28mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
orzo pasta, vegetable bouillon, large tomato, reserved olive brine, fresh ground pepper