Cold Pasta Salad Recipe With Chicken
0 comment Tuesday, April 29, 2014 |

Winter began on December 21st. However, for a lot of folks it begins on whatever day you got buried up to your neck in snow. Usually, pasta salads are popular and hit the spot during the summer, not during the winter months. But, just to be different here's a cold pasta salad recipe with chicken for winter but, you can make it in the spring, summer and fall, too.
It kind of bugs me to go to the deli and see salads for $5.95 (and up) per pound. My wife and I always say, "Hey, we can make that salad a lot cheaper than what they have it for." And, ours will probably be fresher too.
If you get tired of sandwiches for lunch, or just like a little variety with meals, a good pasta salad, even if its cold can hit the spot. And, they are great even all by themselves.
Both my wife and I like to experiment, so here we go! Now, this has some real basic ingredients, but there is no reason why you couldn't add more things each day to make it even more interesting.
  • 24 ounces of Egg Noodles, cooked as per pkg. instructions
  • Three Grilled Chicken Breasts
  • Six Ounce Can of Large or Jumbo Olives
  • Chopped Fresh Spinach to taste
  • One chopped green onion
  • 16 oz Bottle of Caesar Dressing (See Newman's Own Creamy Caesar Dressing, Below)
  • Rinse and cool the noodles with cold water. Use the biggest pot you have and pour the cooled noodles into it. Add about three quarters of the dressing to the noodles and mix thoroughly.
    Next, chop up the spinach, olives and green onion and add to the mix. Cut up the chicken into bite size chunks and add to the pot.
    Pour salad into a glass or plastic container and refrigerate overnight. Add the remaining dressing to the salad just prior to serving.
    For variety, on day two or three of serving the salad, crumble up and add a couple of slices of bacon. Maybe even add cherry tomatoes. The idea is to keep it interesting.
    A cold pasta salad can be a meal by itself, or it can make an excellent side for barbecued pulled pork, brisket, or for that matter, any type of meat. Have at it, and have fun!

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