Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Italian Chicken and Pasta Salad

I recently hosted a luncheon for a committee that I serve on and I wanted to serve a new salad, so I developed this Italian Chicken and Pasta Salad, it turned out really good so I wanted to share it with you today.  We have lots of fresh vegetables from the garden so I made a trip to the garden and gathered up some freshness to make a great salad.  I always keep some chopped frozen chicken in the freezer to use in recipes, I bag 3 cups to a bag, because that is what most recipes call for. We live in the country so a Rotisserie Chicken is not an option for me.  Sometimes I cook several chickens at a time, chop them up and freeze them, then I have  chicken ready to go for my recipes.

Italian Chicken and Pasta Salad

Italian Chicken and Pasta Salad
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Serves 10 to 12
Ingredients
3 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
4 cups cooked pasta shells, drained
1 cup cucumbers, chopped
1 cup Red Onion, chopped
1 cup Mixed Color Mini Peppers, Sliced
1 cup Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1 cup Mini Red Tomatoes, sliced in half
1 cup Mini Yellow Tomatoes, sliced in half
1 cup olives with pimento's
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
1/2 cup fresh Basil, sliced thin
1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 cup Italian Dressing (your choice)
Directions
Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain well.
Chop the chicken, red onion,green pepper,cucumbers and tomatoes. Slice the mini peppers
Mix the pasta, chopped chicken, red onion, green pepper, tomatoes, sliced mini peppers and olives
Add the oregano, salt and pepper
Add the Italian Dressing and mix well
Add the fresh basil and Parmesan Cheese, mix well
Chill for 2 hours before serving
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Chop The Vegetables


Add The Remaining Ingredients


Serve and Enjoy!
 

 The ladies at my luncheon really enjoyed this salad and I sure hope you enjoy it.  Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for stopping by.  Take care and come back soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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9 comments:

  1. Miz Helen, your salad looks yummy! I love all the colors. I will be sure to pin this for future reference. Thanks!

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  2. Classic meal for any night of the week!

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  3. A big bowl of this for breakfast right now please. Don't judge. Haha! Yummy!!!!

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  4. What a great dinner during these hot months! I would love each fresh and crunchy bite!

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  5. Oh my word this sounds absolutely delicious!!!!

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  6. Miz Helen, everything but the 'kitchen sink' is in this super delicious pasta salad...thanks for sharing! xo

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  7. Visiting from Show stopper Saturday - your salad looks amazing! Pinning this for a great lunch or dinner idea!

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  8. Made this and it was a hit! We used watermelon, fresh pineapple, Mangos & strawberries
    pasta salad.

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  9. Oh, this salad sounds SO delicious, Miz Helen! I love a good pasta salad and I'm sure my husband would love this one too!

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