Chicken club pasta salad

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By sherry monfils
from worcester, MA

This is actually my daughter Shara's idea. Her husband likes anything w/ bacon but he's also trying hard to eat healthier, so she thought for our next BBQ, why not make a pasta salad, but as a "club" salad. This way he gets a bite of that beloved bacon. He now asks for this constantly!! Hahaha

serves 6
prep time 25 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 8 oz
    rotini pasta
  • 3/4 c
    light italian dressing, i used seven seas
  • 1/4 c
    hellman's mayonnaise
  • 2 c
    cooked, chopped chicken breast
  • 12 slice
    lower sodium bacon, cooked, cooled, crumbled
  • 1 c
    aged white cheddar cheese, diced
  • 1 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1 c
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 oz
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 lg
    avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
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How To Make

  • 1
    Cook pasta as directed, drain and cool completely. In lg serving bowl, whisk together Italian salad dressing and mayonnaise. Stir in cool pasta.
  • 2
    Next stir in chicken, crumbled bacon, cubed cheese, celery , green bell pepper and tomatoes. Mix gently until all ingredients are coated.
  • 3
    Add avocado and again, gently mix until coated. If not using right away, cover tightly and refrigerate.
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