Monday, August 17, 2015

Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad

Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This pasta salad is loaded with vegetables and of course a bit of cheese and some bacon. It is then top off with a delicious homemade dressing. It makes a great lunch or is perfect for a lighter dinner.

Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad

Creamy Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Dressing
3/4 cup plain no fat greek yogurt
1 cup low fat buttermilk
2 tablespoon light mayonnaise
1 roasted garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Pasta Salad
16 ounces rotini pasta
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped into bite size pieces
1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
2 cups small broccoli florets
1 bell pepper, any color, diced
1 cup crumbled queso fresco
4 strips turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled

In a bowl whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until needed.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer pasta to a large bowl.

To the pasta add the chicken, tomatoes, broccoli and diced bell pepper. Add 1 cup of the dressing and stir gently. Add in the crumbled cheese and bacon. Stir gently.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve with additional dressing.


Serves: 8
Calories: 463
Total Fat: 14.8g
   Saturated: 6.1g
   Polyunsaturated: 0g
   Monounsaturated: 0g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 64.7mg
Sodium: 367.6mg
Potassium: 173mg
Total Carbs: 49.9g
   Dietary Fiber: 3.3g
   Sugars: 7.1g
Protein: 32.4g
Vitamin A: 11.2%
Vitamin C: 84.4%
Calcium: 31%
Iron: 14.5%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction.
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