Chicken Pasta Salad w/ Dijon Vinaigrette

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This recipe will help keep you cool and satisfied in any weather.
This is simple and you and your family will enjoy this because the add ins are up to your family preferences.
This recipe inspiration is from General Mills and is a family pleaser at our house, I especially like the dressing.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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Serves:
4 servings
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

SALAD FIXIN'S: QUICK AND EASY

1 lb
rotini pasta
1 1/2 c
rotisserie chicken, cut in bite size pieces
3/4 c
cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 c
celery, chopped
1 small
can mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 c
fresh or frozen cranberries, halved

DIJON VINAIGRETTE: (MAKES 4 CUPS-USE AS NEEDED-REFRIGERATE REMAINING FOR ANOTHER TIME)

2 clove
garlic
1/4 c
fresh parsley sprigs, packed
1/4 c
fresh basil leaves, packed
1/2 tsp
cracked black pepper
1 c
dijon mustard
1 c
balsamic vinegar
2 c
tomato juice
2 Tbsp
honey

Step-By-Step

1Pasta:
Prepare pasta according to package direction- cooking to al dente stage only about 7-8 minutes after boiling.Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. Set aside.

2Dijon Dressing:
Drop garlic into food processor or blender while blender is running, add fresh herbs and process until finely chopped.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix only until blended. Chill. This makes 4 cups and it will keep in the refrigerator for a week. 7 calories per Tablespoon

3Salad assembly:
In a large bowl, add 1/2 cup of the dressing; next add the pasta and remaining ingredients; toss to combine. Serve immediately, or refrigerate. Makes 4 servings of 1 1/2 cups each.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American