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    Chicken Asparagus Pasta Salad

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    15 mins

    10 mins

    Jociecee's Note:

    This recipe is adapted from the "Simply Down Home Cookbook' that I received from Studentchef in the Spring 2009 Cookbook Swap. It uses some of my favorite ingredients and I can not wait until late Spring when fresh, local asparagus is in season! A neighboring town, Hadley, Massachusetts is famous for its asparagus and I eat more than my fill every year!

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    Ingredients:

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    Italian Dressing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring 4 quarts of water to boil in a stockpot.
    2. 2
      Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.
    3. 3
      Drain pasta and keep warm.
    4. 4
      Wash asparagus and remove and discard tough ends.
    5. 5
      Slice asparagus into one inch pieces.
    6. 6
      Cook asparagus in a large skillet in shallow water and steam for 1-2 minutes until crisp tender.
    7. 7
      Drain well and reserve.
    8. 8
      Chop chicken into one inch pieces.
    9. 9
      Cut grape tomatoes in half.
    10. 10
      Combine Italian dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
    11. 11
      Add cooked pasta and asparagus to the Italian dressing and mix together until everything is evenly coated.
    12. 12
      Add chicken, tomatoes, basil, olives, and cheese and stir to combine.
    13. 13
      Serve pasta salad warm or at room temperature.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 09, 2011

      55

      A very nice blend of flavors! This would make a HUGE amount as written ~ I used 1 pound of chicken, 8 ounces grape tomatoes, 1/2 pound pasta, and 1 pound oven roasted asparagus, with the basil, feta, and olives, as written ~ And, I'll be eating it for days! Made for my Preemie Orphanage Adoption Spring PAC 2011.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Asparagus Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (328 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 815.6
     
    Calories from Fat 286
    35%
    Total Fat 31.8 g
    49%
    Saturated Fat 9.9 g
    49%
    Cholesterol 65.2 mg
    21%
    Sodium 1172.3 mg
    48%
    Total Carbohydrate 100.8 g
    33%
    Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
    32%
    Sugars 12.4 g
    49%
    Protein 32.1 g
    64%

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