Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Penne pasta, Italian-breaded chicken slices, fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes and kalamata olives dressed in a saucy tomato vinaigrette and topped with shredded Parmesan cheese. The recipe calls for packaged fully-cooked breaded chicken, but if you have the time I'd suggest preparing them fresh--Italian Breaded Chicken Breasts looks like a good choice. You can even cut the chicken into slices before breading them. (Don't forget to add the oregano!) This pasta salad is hearty enough for dinner with a side of garlic bread. Recipe is adapted from Woman's World magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Press oregano onto both sides of chicken. Place on sheet and bake, turning once, 5-6 minutes per side. Cool; cut into 1/2 inch wide slices.
  3. In a serving bowl, combine dressing, sauce and salt. Add pasta mixture, chicken, tomatoes, bocconcini, basil and olives; toss to combine. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve with garlic bread.