Grilled chicken and tortellini salad

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Peggy O'Brien

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@irishpeggy111

This is a great Chicken-pasta meal !!! It can also be prepared without the chicken, and other vegetables - artichoke hearts are popular with this dish

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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 20 oz pkg
    mixed cheese tortellini - refrigerated type
  • 8 oz jar(s)
    pesto basil sauce
  • 4-6 oz
    sun tried tomatoes - julienned
  • 1 lb
    bonless, skinless - chicken breasts ( approx 3)
  • 1/2 pkg
    herbed grilling marinade (powder form)
  • 4-6 oz
    zesty italian salad dressing
  • 1 c
    shaved or shredded parmesan chees
  • 1 c
    toasted pine nuts
  • 3
    fresh basil leaves

How to Make Grilled chicken and tortellini salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Marinade chicken in Herb mix in zip lock bag . You can add some olive oil, balsamic vinegar and water . Marinate for at least 1 hour
  2. Grill chicken, turning every 2 minutes for a total of 12 minutes
  3. Boil tortellini pasta per instructions, add olive oil to water and boil appro 7 minutes - drain well
  4. Toss a small amount of olive oil in pasta to prevent sticking. Then add Pesto, sun dried tomatoes ( cut julienned strips into smaller pieces) and pine nuts. And add Zesty Italian salad dressing to taste. Can also season salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cut grilled chicken into bite size strips and add to the pasta salad prior to serving. Cut basil leaves into ribbons to garnish and add additional flavor

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About Grilled chicken and tortellini salad

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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