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    Quick and Easy Chicken Pasta Salad

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    25 mins

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    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    This salad has simple seasonings which we think are very tasty. Great use for left-over chicken.

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    Ingredients:

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    • 1 head broccoli, chopped and steamed until crisp tender
    • salt
    • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
    • 1/2 lb pasta shells, cooked and drained
    • 2 large tomatoes, cubed
    • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped red onion
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 cup Italian dressing (more if needed)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place well drained broccoli in a large mixing bowl.
    2. 2
      Sprinkle with salt to season.
    3. 3
      Add chicken, pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt and pepper to taste; stir to combine.
    4. 4
      Pour dressing over the salad; stir gently to mix.
    5. 5
      Cover and chill 1 hour before serving.
    6. 6
      I serve the salad on a bed of lettuce.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 12, 2009

      55

      Very nice refreshing salad! Used two leftover grilled chicken breasts. I'm eating the leftovers now for lunch. Only added some red and yellow bell peppers. Got the "ultimate" compliment ... last night husband said, "hey, this is good!" ... not something that I often receive from pasta salads. :)

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    • on July 12, 2003

      45

      This is a very simple and delicious recipe! Perfect for a hot summer day. I substituted a few things, Zucchini for the broccoli, Celery for the red onion, Garlic powder for the garlic cloves, and I added Baby Carrots, and Lemon Juice.

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    • on June 29, 2003

      55

      As usual this was great! I made it this morning and we had the salad for lunch after church. The flavors are very good, and it would be good even without the chicken. Thanks Nurse Di :) Carole in Olando

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    Nutritional Facts for Quick and Easy Chicken Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (323 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 424.3
     
    Calories from Fat 151
    35%
    Total Fat 16.8 g
    25%
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    16%
    Cholesterol 52.5 mg
    17%
    Sodium 739.2 mg
    30%
    Total Carbohydrate 43.2 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    19%
    Sugars 7.8 g
    31%
    Protein 26.1 g
    52%

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