Chicken Caesar Pasta SaladEstimated Cost:  $10.00

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Pasta Cooking Time:  10 minutes

Serves:  6

An elegant salad that comes together in a jiffy.  I keep a few bags of diced oven roasted chicken breast in the fridge so I can whip this salad up on short notice.

6 oz. dry fettuccine pasta, uncooked
2 pkgs. (6 oz. each) refrigerated diced oven roasted chicken breast
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
2/3 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 pkg. (9 oz. each) chopped romaine salad
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1. Break pasta strands in half. Cook according to pasta package directions. Rinse with cold water to cook quickly; set aside.

2. In a large-bowl, stir together chicken, drained tomatoes, dressing, and onion. Add cooked pasta.

3. Add lettuce to pasta mixture; toss to coat ingredients evenly with dressing. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.

Mike’s comments:

This recipe is easily adaptable. Try substituting a different kind of pasta or lettuce.

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