Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chicken Pasta Salad

The curry makes this great.....3 of us really liked it...the other 4 like boxed mac and cheese. Need I say more? 

  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie or corkscrew pasta, cooked (used veggie spiral)
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken (2 organic chicken breasts)
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (0% fat Yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup Caesar or Parmesan salad dressing (see below)
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard or other prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrot

Parmesan Cheese
Green Onions

In the future, I may leave out chicken and use artichokes etc - more veggies.

Toss pasta, chicken, oil and garlic powder. Cover and chill. 

Combine yogurt, salad dressing, mustard, curry powder, salt and pepper; cover and chill. 

Before serving, add the pepper, tomato, carrot and dressing to pasta mixture. Toss. 

This recipe is from allrecipes.com. I didn't have either of the dressings called for so also found the recipe below. 

Simple Caesar Salad Dressing


  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons prepared Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

I added 1/3 C olive oil 

Put in jar, shake, store. 

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