i guess i should be apologizing to chris for how little cooking i've done, but i think he's pretty happy with a diet of mostly burritos and pizza.
i made this dish for a pot luck birthday party and its a great pot luck dish for a birthday party. i also ate it for lunch for three days following the party. its great with or without chicken, but the chicken really takes it from being a side to a well balanced meal. orzo is a pasta thats about the size of rice, and the only thing that's greek about this salad is the combo of flavors.
i started by baking chicken breast covered in herbs.
rub it all over with some olive oil and bake it in a dish, covered with foil like so,
the dressing is a 2:1:1 ratio of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice, with salt pepper and many cloves of minced garlic. lets just say as many as you're comfortable with (i tend to push that boundary in my cooking)
the salad starts with jarred sundried tomatoes, sliced kalamata olives, and a heap of feta cheese.
toss with the dressing and add a whole box of cooked orzo whenever you're ready. this can be served hot or cold, but if you're serving it hot, cook the pasta at the last minute so you dont have to heat the whole salad which would change the flavors and textures.