Chicken Caesar Pasta Recipe

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Chicken Caesar Pasta

Melinda Stern

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@Melinda_Mom_of_4

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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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min

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

Step-By-Step

1Place 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.

2While 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.

3Add the dressing to the pan of cooked pasta along with the Parmigiano Reggiano and reserved cup of pasta water.

4Toss with the lettuce and chopped chicken, and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Salads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids