CHICKEN CAESAR PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 ounces pasta (any shape you like. I use rotini)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded ( I season mine with a little lemon-pepper seasoning)
  • 1 to 2 large hearts Romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried then chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup seasoned croutons
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • For dressing: Use your favorite Caesar salad dressing (we love Brianna’s brand of dressing)
  • OR use this Homemade Caesar Dressing recipe below:
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • FOR HOMEMADE DRESSING: Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. Cover and chill in fridge until ready to use.

FOR SALAD:

  • Boil pasta in a large pot of water until al dente. Drain water and rinse noodles under cold water to cool.
  • In a large serving bowl combine cooked chicken, tomatoes and cooled pasta. Chill until ready to serve. When ready- add the romaine lettuce, croutons and as much or little Caesar dressing you prefer to bowl. Gently stir to combine everything. Top with Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!
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