Club Med Chicken Salad Recipe

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Club Med Chicken Salad

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@Celestina9000

Yummy Mediterranean flavors abound! Printed on the back package of Natural Directions' whole wheat penne rigate. Cheese can be added to the salad, too if you want-feta, romano, gorgonzola, etc. Fresh herb would be a flavorful addition: mint, basil, flat leaf parsley, for ex.


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Serves:
10
Prep:
10 Hr
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

16 oz
penne rigate pasta (or similar pasta your choice of regular or whole wheat)
2/3 c
extra virgin olive oil
1/4 clove
red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1 pt
cherry tomatoes, or similar, cut in half
6 1/2 oz
artichoke hearts (not marinated)
1/2 c
raisins (can substitute yellow raisins or currants)
1/2 c
kalamata olives (or similar imported olives)
3 Tbsp
capers
3 c
cooked chicken, cooled and diced (we used leftover grilled chicken breasts)
cheese, freshly grated or crumbled (read recipe intro) (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Prepare pasta according to the package directions. Drain then rinse immediately with cold water. Drain again.

2In a small non-reactive bowl whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice and Dijon mustard.

3In a large non-metallic bowl combine the drained pasta with the (cherry) tomatoes, artichoke hearts, raisins, olives, capers, cooked chicken. Stir in the dressing and toss to combine.

4Cover and refrigerate salad for 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian