Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chicken Pasta Salad


I hope everyone had a fabulous summer – here in Seattle summer is still going strong and when it is warm i crave this chicken pasta salad.   This salad is great any time of the year and a perfect entree especially when you are craving a solid salad for dinner.   I have been doing this salad for years and never get tired of it.   I got it years ago from a Swedish magazine but it was so long ago i have no idea what magazine i just know the recipe in my head. 

The dressing is light and refreshing and the salad is not too filling but just perfect with the chicken and the pasta.  Sometimes i mix it up and use shrimp instead of chicken and sometimes i even just omit the lettuce. 


Chicken Pasta Salad

Yields: 4 people | Cook Time: 40 minutes

7 oz (250g) grilled chicken
14 oz (400g) pasta your choice of shape
1 yellow pepper chopped into 1” squares
1 red pepper paprika chopped into 1” squares
1 English cucumber
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
1 full head of romaine lettuce
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
2 tbsp pie nuts
1 egg yolk
1/2 lemon juice
1 tsp vinegar
7 tbsp (1 dl) oliv olj

Prepare your chicken to your liking.  I usually take chicken breast marinate them in some garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper and bake them in the oven.  I have also just chooped up chicken breast and fried it on the frying pan with garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper.  Let it cool.

Prepare your pasta and also let it cool.

Start preparing all your vegetables yellow pepper, red pepper, cherry tomateos, and English cucumber and chop them up and put them into your salad bowl.

Boil water and place your egg in boiling water for 2 minutes and then use that egg yolk for your dressing so you are not using raw egg.

In a food processor put your egg yolk in there, your parmesan cheese, pie nuts, lemon juice, vinegar and salt and pepper.  Then pules a few times.  Add your olive oil a little at a time and pulse.  Taste for more salt and pepper.

Stop here unless you are serving right away.  If you serving right away. Clean your romain lettuce and put it with your vegetables.  Once the pasta and chicken has cooled add them to the salad and then dress with the dressing and mix.

Server right away. 

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — September 8, 2011 @ 3:58 am

    i love simple food these days, probably more so at the end of summer than at the beginning! this dish sounds incredible!

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    Katherine Martinelli — September 8, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    This looks great! I like that it looks filling enough to be a satisfying meal but still light. Definitely perfect for a warm, end of summer day 🙂

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    Faith — September 8, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    I love your version of chicken pasta salad. It looks really good. Summer is over in western NY and I am happy( my favorite is fall !) but where did the summer go? 🙂

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    Magic of Spice — September 8, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    What a great looking pasta salad…love the chunky texture 🙂

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    Vijitha — September 8, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    Such a completely packed meal. I love pasta salad and this one is looking great. Yum!

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    carolinaheartstrings — September 9, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    That looks so delicious. I cannot wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing that.

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    Robert — September 19, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Wish I could dive into my computer screen to taste thIS delicious creamy chicken salad!

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