Chicken Caesar Pasta

CHICKEN CAESAR PASTA
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Serves: 6
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Ingredients

1 lb penne pasta
1 Tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken, thighs or breasts
ground black pepper
1/2 bottle of caesar dressing
1/2 c grated parmigano reggiano
1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped

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Melinda Stern Recipe
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Santa Maria, CA (pop. 99,553)
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Member Since Sep 2010
Melinda's notes for this recipe:
from my favorite FN cook, RR. my kids LOVE this recipie. i think it's a good way to introduce salads to kids who may not usually like them.
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Directions

1
Place a large pot of water over high heat and bring up to a boil to cook the pasta. Once at a boil, add some salt and the pasta, and cook until al dente, according to package directions. Right before draining, remove and reserve 1 cup of the pasta-cooking water. Drain pasta thoroughly, return to the pot and reserve.
2
While the pasta is cooking, place a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1 turn of the pan of EVOO, about 1 tablespoon. Season the chicken with salt and ground black pepper, and cook in the pan until golden brown and cooked through, 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set aside. When cool enough to handle, chop into bite-size pieces.
3
Add the dressing to the pan of cooked pasta along with the Parmigiano Reggiano and reserved cup of pasta water.
4
Toss with the lettuce and chopped chicken, and serve.
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