Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad......

This is one of those fresh salads for the summer that is just too good to pass up. But you can enjoy it in the winter as well. Have some hot biscuits with butter or jam and you have a complete meal. You can change up the veggies. Add some grape tomatoes, olives, broccoli, or sliced red onions. You can use spirals or bow tie pasta instead of the penne pasta. Do what you want to with this recipe, make it your own. If you are looking for a Lenten meal, drain a few tins of tuna and top the salad with tuna instead of chicken before adding the dressing. 
After all, tuna is the "Chicken of the Sea".
Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad
3 Tyson's Fully Cooked and Grilled Breast Fillets
2 cups penne pasta (spirals) cooked, drained and cooled
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 medium yellow squash, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
3/4 cup ranch-style salad dressing
Cook chicken according to package directions. Cut into cubes.Toss chicken, pasta, zucchini, squash and peppers together in large bowl.Combine cheese and dressing in small bowl. Pour over chicken and pasta mixture. Toss to coat. Chill before serving. 4 servings
Till next time...... 

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