Chicken Pasta Salad w/ Dijon Vinaigrette

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Chicken Pasta Salad w/ Dijon Vinaigrette

Step-by-Step

  1. Pasta:
    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.
  2. Dijon 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
  3. Salad 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.

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About Chicken Pasta Salad w/ Dijon Vinaigrette

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American




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