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Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe
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Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

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

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 408 calories, 20 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 323 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p33

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 408 calories, 20 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 323 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad(21)

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

This recipe was light and great for a warm summer night as the main meal.

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

We loved this pasta salad! My husband raved about it even though he isn't a huge fan of gorgonzola. He requested I make extra next time so he can bring it to work for lunch!

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

This was delightful! I swapped and doubled feta for Gorgonzola, and threw in some sugar snap peas from the garden which was a great addition. This recipe's a keeper.

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

This is delicious! It is quick and easy, and my family loves it! I love to make it ahead and bring it to the lake for that first dinner after we arrive and get settled. Simple and Delicious!

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

5 Star Rating and then some... everyone at my party loved it. I would highly recommend this dish. You won't be disappointed.

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