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Summertime Chicken and Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars
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"This is one of my favorites. My best friend makes this, but I have tweaked it to suit my family's tastes."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 542
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Hard boil the eggs by placing them into a saucepan in a single layer. Fill with water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, remove from the heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes. Pour out the hot water, then cool the eggs under cold running water in the sink. Peel once cold.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink, and rinse with cold water.
  3. Simmer the chicken tenders in about 1/4 cup of water in a saucepan over medium-low heat, until no longer pink inside. Remove the tenders from the water, and set aside to cool.
  4. Cut the tenders into bite-size pieces. Slice the eggs. Combine the cooked pasta, chicken, eggs, cucumber, radishes, carrots, green onions, and red onion in a salad bowl, and pour the Italian dressing over. Toss lightly to mix, and refrigerate the salad for at least 1 hour, or until cold.
  5. Place about 3/4 cup of sliced romaine hearts on each plate, then top with about 1 cup of pasta-chicken salad to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 542 calories; 18.4 67.7 29.4 195 733 Full nutrition

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This is yummy & im making it for dinner tonight ,,LOVE YOU!

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Although I tried following the directions, the textures weren't right (too much "slicing") and the portions were HUGE... this would feed 8+ people! (This was after already cutting down ingredi...

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This is yummy & im making it for dinner tonight ,,LOVE YOU!

Although I tried following the directions, the textures weren't right (too much "slicing") and the portions were HUGE... this would feed 8+ people! (This was after already cutting down ingredi...

Thanks for this great summertime meal! It was delicious!

This is a great summertime recipe! I added a pint of grape tomatoes, a can of sliced black olives and instead of regular italian dressing I used Kraft's Ceaser Italian With Oregano to accent the...

I was skeptical about this, but it was filling and tasty for dinner.

Everyone liked....especially with the homemade Italian Dressing.