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Chicken Bow Tie Salad

"I first prepared this pasta salad for a family picnic at a national park and everyone really enjoyed it. I'm sure Mother Nature helped make that meal so memorable, but I still find myself serving this often during the summer," writes Pam Guerin of Skowhegan, Maine. A zippy dressing lightly coats the tossed mixture of pasta, chicken, tomato and onion.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse with cold water and drain. Cool completely. For dressing, combine the chilies, lime juice, oil, garlic, cumin, sugar and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl; stir well.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, chicken, tomatoes, onion and cilantro. Add dressing and toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 294 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • juicyfruit007
    Apr 16, 2014

    Pretty good.

  • godsgrace1
    Aug 5, 2013

    quick, easy and delic.