Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad for Two Recipe

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Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad for Two Recipe
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Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad for Two Recipe

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"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."
Recommended: 52 Date Night Dinners
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/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 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.
Originally published as Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad in Cooking for 2 Winter 2005, p27

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 300 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 488mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.

  • 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
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle the chicken with lemon-pepper.
  2. 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 thermometer reads 170°. Cut into 1-in. cubes.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad in Cooking for 2 Winter 2005, p27

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RD2Cook User ID: 1012768 123983
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"It's ok, nothing great. There are so many other salad recipes similar to this only with more flavor that I would not recommend this one."

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