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Italian Pasta Salad is an easy side dish that includes grilled & ready chicken, tomatoes, olives and Italian dressing. Simple to make in under 20 minutes.
Italian Pasta Salad
Do you love cold pasta salad? Our family does! When I was a kid I would spend a good portion of my summers off from school at my aunt’s house. I would spend the whole day swimming or playing tennis with my cousins. It was so much fun. Then in the evening before my dad would come pick me up for the night my aunt would call us in to grab a plate & have a little dinner. We would load up with grilled chicken & cold pasta salad & head back out to eat poolside. We were dripping wet, wrapped in towels & our fingers looked like prunes, but it was special. Those summers were so much fun & every time I have pasta salad I remember it. So of course I love making a dish that brings back so many great memories- especially for large gatherings like game time. You know I’m doing a lot of preparing for that right now!
Of course the inspiration for this recipe struck when I was already on my way to Walmart. So I picked up some Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips, made with 100% All Natural Ingredients & Wish-Bone® Regular Italian Dressing, full of herbs, seasonings and flavors to give an extra zesty boost. Tyson is a great help when making delicious and healthy protein filled meals that are good for my family. You know I love them because there are NO preservatives & the dressing contains no high fructose corn syrup. That makes me happy.
Like I said before – it’s ready in less than 20 minutes. You need 1/2 bag Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips, 1/3 cup Wish-Bone® Regular Italian Dressing, 12 oz colorful spiral noodles, 3 tomatoes – diced, 1-3oz can sliced olives, 1-1/2 cups parmesan chips, 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese. Prepare chicken in a small skillet to package directions.
Cook pasta & dice tomatoes & combine in a large bowl with prepared chicken, olives, parmesan chips & shredded parmesan. Add dressing & mix.
Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
I’m telling you – this is a favorite. When it takes less than 20 minutes to make a dish, it quickly becomes my “go-to” recipe for so many occasions- especially game time.
- ½ bag Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips
- ⅓ cup Wish-Bone® Regular Italian Dressing
- 12 oz colorful spiral noodles
- 3 tomatoes - diced
- 1-3oz can sliced olives
- 1-1/2 cups parmesan chips
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese.
- Heat chicken in a small skillet for several minutes until thawed & slightly warm
- Cook pasta to package directions, drain & rinse under cold water, shake well & transfer to a large bowl
- Dice tomatoes & add them to the pasta bowl along with prepared chicken, olives, parmesan chips & shredded parmesan.
- Add dressing & mix.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Bring this to your next gathering, no matter the occasion. I promise you will come home with an empty bowl.
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