Black Bean-Chicken Pasta Salad With Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Recipe by True Texas
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare dressing. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook chicken in hot oil for 6-8 minutes , stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in th center. Toss chicken, chili powder, garlic and salt. (add more seasonings to taste if you wish) Set chicken aside.
  • Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water.
  • Mix pasta, chicken,dressing, tomato and beans. Enjoy!
  • Creamy Cilantro-Pesto Dressing.
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cilantro (3/4 cup dried).
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese.
  • 1/3 cups pine nuts.
  • 1/3 cup olive oil.
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream **.
  • 1 teaspoons grated lemon peel.
  • 1 TBSP.lemon juice ***.
  • 1/8 teaspoons ground red pepper.
  • 2 cloves garlic.
  • Place all above ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Cover and process until smooth.
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