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Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

 Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad
I love all the colors and flavors of this quick and easy dish and serve it often in summer. Everyone loves it! Leftover grilled shrimp makes a tasty substitution. —Terry McCarty, Oro Grande, California
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold
  • water; transfer to a large bowl. Add the chicken, tomatoes, onion,
  • bacon and Gorgonzola cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil, basil, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic,
  • salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat; sprinkle with
  • Parmesan cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 408 calories,

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Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 20 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 323 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.