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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (split in half lengthwise)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Pasta Salad

  • 2 1/2 cups dry pasta (rotini)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced English cucumber
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup whole milk greek yogurt
  • 2 small cloves garlic or 1 large clove, finely minced or pressed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

Method

  1. Cook the Chicken: Season the chicken breast on both sides with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the olive oil and then add the chicken breast. Cook for 5 minutes per side until the chicken is golden brown and internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  2. Make the Dressing: Add the dressing ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined.
  3. Assemble the Pasta Salad: Add the chicken and pasta salad ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Pour on the dressing and then toss until well combined. Serve and enjoy!

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