Chicken Pasta Salad

Chicken Pasta Salad

Garden spiral pasta tossed with seasoned bite-sized chunks of chicken breast and fresh veggies

Yield: 

8 servings

Ingredients: 

16 ounces garden spiral pasta, cooked according to package instructions
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 cup (total) diced green, yellow, and red bell peppers
1 cup broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 onion, finely chopped (optional)
16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces Ranch salad dressing
8-10 ounces Italian salad dressing
salt, to taste

Instructions: 

1. Cut chicken breast into small, bite-sized pieces. Saute in oil until fully cooked. Drain excess liquid and season with garlic powder and pepper.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the cooked pasta, vegetables, and cooked chicken. Add Ranch and Italian salad dressings and stir to coat. Add an additional 1-2 teaspoons of water if mixture is too dry.* add salt to taste. Chill until ready to serve!

Additional Notes: 

*This chicken pasta salad will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days. As it is stored, the pasta will absorb more of the moisture; just add a little water if mixture gets too dry.

I first tried this chicken pasta salad at my friend Sheri's house, and she kindly gave me her recipe! :)

Preparation Time: 

40 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This makes a handy lunch or side dish! I love this chicken pasta salad recipe; it's the best pasta salad ever, in my opinion! It's a great way to enjoy raw veggies like broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers, and the chicken pieces add some protein and substance. I pack this in Joshua's lunch for work sometimes. To me, this quick and delicious pasta salad is an entire meal: meat, pasta, and fresh veggies!

My rating: 10/10

Comments

Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks! ~Tammy

Rating: 
5

Yummy! This pasta and vegetable salad is very good. We changed the vegetables since my husband doesn't like peppers much, and included cauliflower and cucumbers instead. Very good, easy to make, and a great side dish, snack, or light lunch!

Rating: 
5

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