Chilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Shauna Mohart Recipe

By Shauna Mohart Shauna003

1 Hr 30 Min
15 Min

This is a real "no brainer"
Kids love it and it is sooo easy that you'll find yourself makeing it often. In place of the Italian Salad Dressing, I've found that using a Lemon Ginger Sesame Dressing gives it an entire different taste. Ive also added frozen peas (thawed) for more color and taste.. GREAT as a meal or a side... My family has asked me to make this a lot now and i willingly do so.. ENJOY

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16 oz
zesty itailan dressing & marinade
12 1/2 oz
premium chunk canned chicken breast (drained)
1 lb
(1box) rotini noodles (cooked and drained)
1 pkg
fresh grape tomato's (cut in half)
1 large
fresh cucumber (cut into bite sized chunks)
1 Tbsp
fresh parsley (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Drain Chicken, with a fork break apart into smaller chunks, put in a bowl place in fridge to cool, chop up tomato's and cucumbers, put in the same bowl as Chicken. Add half of the Dressing and chill.
While Chicken mixture is chilling cook Rotini noodles, until soft but firm, drain, add a bit of salt and pepper, chill until cold (about 30 minutes) combine Rotini noodles with the chilled chicken mixture and add the other half of the dressing mix well add fresh parsley and more salt and pepper if needed, You can always add more dressing if your taste so desires, also I add frozen (thawed) peas for a bit more color. TRY the Lemon Ginger Sesame Dressing....

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Mar 20, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: SALADS
Ginger Smith gingerly
Mar 26, 2011
This recipe sounds great for my next Scrapbook night with the girls. I'll be trying this soon. :)
Susan Cowan Suzyqinbarstow
Jun 13, 2011
This recipe sounds so good I think it might be mine & DH dinner tonight. We are always looking for something easy to make now that it is just the two of us at home... Thank you ~Suzy J.C.~
Cathy Hurkmans Tolman cmt49829
Jul 11, 2011
sounds wonderful. I was looking for a way to use leftover lemon chicken breasts and I think Ive found the perfect recipe for that. thanks