• Chicken Pasta Salad

    Date: 2011.05.22 | Category: recipes | Tags: ,,

    Yesterday the weather was beautiful.  After a cold rainy week I just wanted to open all the windows and enjoy the fresh air.  When dinner time rolled around it felt silly to turn on the oven, so I decided to barbeque the chicken that I had defrosted.  I threw it on the grill with some bbq sauce and then decided to make a pasta salad as a side dish.  I accidentally burned one side of the chicken and even though it was fine once I cut off the char, it was looking pretty ugly, so I just kept on cutting and tossed it into the salad.  And that’s how I accidentally created a new favorite.  Hooray!

    3 chicken breasts
    BBQ sauce to marinade breasts

    1/2 box pasta (I used whole grain penne)
    1 can sliced olives
    2 TBS dill pickle relish (you could use diced pickles or sweet)
    1 cup frozen corn
    1/2 cup shredded cheese
    2 ounces diced pepperoni
    creamy Italian dressing – enough to coat

    Marinate the chicken breasts and grill until cooked through.  Dice cooked chicken.

    Meanwhile boil pasta.  Toss with all ingredients including chicken.  Serve warm or cold.