This was a really delicious pasta. I left out the tomato and the Italan dressing. I cooked the chicken in garlic and ginger and used some of the chicken's juices instead of the Italian dressing to make sure the pasta wasn't dry. Very easy, very quick and delicious.
In place of the Kraft light Italian dressing, I used Miller's Italian Dressing - Low Sodium #14375, substituting my Seasoning Mixture for Chicken and Turkey #101943 for the Mrs. Dash in that recipe. I also used just light cheddar (1/2 c) (rather than half cheddar and half montery jack) because that's what I had on hand. A very tasty salad indeed.
This isn't a bad recipe but it feels like there is something missing. Maybe there is a seasoning that would really make this pop? Not sure. Not a bad salad and could be a fabulous one with the right pop to it.