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Reunion Pasta Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 14
Cook Time: 25 min.
Frozen vegetables and pre-sliced mushrooms make this a quick and easy salad that is perfect for dropping on a potluck table.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lb uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 lb bag frozen bean and carrot mixture (baby carrots, green and yellow beans)
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 8 oz package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • Dressing1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp basil leaves
  • 1 tsp oregano leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)

Directions

  • Cut chicken into 1-inch chunks. Salt and pepper lightly, if desired.
  • In medium bowl, blend dressing ingredients.
  • In Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions, adding frozen vegetables after 8 minutes. Return to a boil. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender. Rinse in cold water to cool; drain.
  • Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook and stir 7 to 9 minutes or until chicken is browned and internal juices run clear.
  • In very large bowl, combine pasta, vegetables, chicken, mushrooms and tomatoes; mix well. Add dressing to salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate thoroughly before serving.
  • Serve at family reunions and other large gatherings.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 290
  Calories from Fat 87 (30%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(14%)Cholesterol 41mg
(14%)Sodium 328mg
(11%)Potassium 392mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(40%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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