chicken pasta salad
"great for the summer heat"Serves 8 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 30 minutes
Why I Love This Recipe
a great salad to eat and stay healthy
Ingredients You'll Need
1 lb. fusilli pasta
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
1 tsp. garlic powder
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 c. halved grape tomatoes
2 c. spinach, packed
1/2 c. crumbled feta
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. freshly chopped dill
1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook fusilli according to package directions until al dente. Drain and transfer to large bowl.
2. Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Cook chicken until golden and cooked through, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 10 minutes, then cut into 1" pieces.
3.Meanwhile, make dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning, garlic, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
4. In the large bowl with the pasta, toss together all remaining ingredients. Pour dressing over salad, toss until coated, and serve.
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