Kale Orzo Chicken Salad Recipe

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This kale salad will rock your world. No joke. It's delicious and Aaron and I eat it multiple times a month as dinner/lunch/snack, I can't get enough of it. The salad dressing is super easy too. It's a lot of chopping, but once you chop everything it's only mixing.

For the salad dressing, you will need equal parts lemon and grapeseed oil, and chopped garlic. Season with salt and pepper, and shake.

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For the salad, we don't follow a strict recipe, we kind of throw in more depending on how many we are serving. But here's what you will include in your salad:

kale-we usually add purple kale and green kale, chop the stems up as well and throw them into the salad. Very important to keep the stems.

grated parmesan cheese

pine nuts

sliced olives


diced tomatoes

shredded roasted chicken

orzo pasta

Be sure you follow the instructions on the package of orzo pasta, prepare that ahead of time and set aside, so it cools before tossing. You can place it in the refrigerator too if need be.

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Chop all your veggies, tomato, etc.

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Shred your roasted chicken. We usually buy a chicken from Whole Foods and just use a fork to shred.

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Toss all your ingredients together and coat with dressing. Enjoy!

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