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Lemon, Chicken and Orzo Salad

A friend shared this recipe with me and it is next on my list to try.  

From Cooking Light

3/4 cup uncooked orzo
1/4 tsp. lemon zest
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 ts. kosher salt
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp honey
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
1/2 diced English cucumber
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

Cook orzo according to package directions (omit salt if it is called for).   Drain and rinse with cold water, drain and place in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, combine lemon zest and next 6 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk.  Drizzle the mixture over the cooked orzo and toss to coat.  Add chicken and next 4 ingredients: toss gently to combine.  Sprinkle with cheese.