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Chicken Asparagus Salad | It Bakes Me Happy

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Salad

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Yield 8 -10 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, reserving 1/2 c of the pasta water.
  2. Season the chicken with the Italian salad dressing mix; bake at 350º for 20 minutes, until cooked through.
  3. In a large skillet add the olive oil, asparagus, onion and garlic, cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. To a large mixing bowl add the pasta and asparagus mixture.
  6. Roughly chop the chicken and add it to the pasta mixture.
  7. Add the pasta water, vinegar, black olives, capers, black pepper and 1 1/2 c of the parmesan cheese.
  8. Stir the mixture together to distribute the ingredients evenly and top with the remaining 1/2 c cheese.
  9. Serve warm or chill for 2-3 hours and serve cold.

Notes

recipe adapted from Chicken Asparagus Penne Pasta Salad by Suzanne Collier

Courses salad, main dish, side dish

Recipe by It Bakes Me Happy at http://itbakesmehappy.com/2014/05/chicken-asparagus-pasta-salad.html