Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Creamy Caesar Chicken Salad

This recipe was contributed by a reader, Ida Zeiler.  I can't WAIT to try it!  It looks so delicious!  I may or may not be drooling as I type this . . .

Creamy Caesar Chicken Salad


1 lb pasta [a short noodle is best like penne or bowtie]
creamy caesar salad dressing
2-3 chicken breasts [grilled and sliced into strips] [Foreman grill works great for this]
Parmesan cheese [for topping]

1 - Cook pasta according to directions on box. Drain water and put pasta back in pot or in a serving bowl.  Drizzle pasta with the Caesar dressing and toss to coat.
2- While pasta is cooking, grill chicken, then slice it into strips or cut into cubes
3- Prep salad items [lettuce, tomato, etc]
4- On individual plates - put a bed of lettuce, top with desired items.  Then add a couple spoonfuls of pasta, some chicken and finish with a sprinkle of cheese.  Can also add a drizzle of the creamy Caesar dressing.

** The cool crisp of the salad mixed with the warmth of the creamy pasta and chicken is amazing!

Serves 4-6.

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