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Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad for Two

 Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad for Two
"My local supermarket deli carried a great pasta salad but kept the recipe a secret," says Leanne Royce of Appleton, Wisconsin. "I was determined to duplicate it at home and created this version."
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked rigatoni or large tube pasta
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast half (6 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan peppercorn ranch salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle the
  • chicken with lemon-pepper.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium
  • heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or
  • until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Cut into 1-in. cubes.
  • Drain pasta. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, chicken, broccoli,
  • red pepper, red onion, salad dressing, cheese and lemon juice; toss
  • to coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Yield: 2 servings.

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Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad for Two (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups (prepared with fat-free salad dressing) equals 300 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 488 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 24 g protein.