Tortellini & Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe
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Tortellini & Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

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My family loved this pasta salad right from the start, so these days I serve it a lot. When grilling season hits, grilled chicken is a special treat here. —Lee Reese, Rolla, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) hearts of romaine salad mix
  • 1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 3/4 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine chicken, onion, oil, garlic, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken mixture; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl, combine salad mix, tomatoes, olives, tortellini and chicken mixture. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tortellini & Chicken Caesar Salad in Simple & Delicious February/March 2014, p1-24

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

Prepared even without the chicken and the salad was wonderful! Everyone at the picnic enjoyed it. I like that it was a different dish besides regular pasta or lettuce salads.

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

I omitted the olives but otherwise it was FANTASTIC! Even my 8 year old loved it!

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