Monday, March 5, 2012

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Can you believe it? 

A salad on MY blog? I can't really believe it either.

But this salad is GOOD!


I got the idea for it from Cheddars. That's the only place that I will go and order a salad. It's also the only place I leave full and not regretting my meal. I wonder if those two have anything to do with one another? 

What you need:

Penne Pasta
Lettuce
Chicken Breast
Caesar Dressing

What to do:

Put the amount of lettuce that you want in a bowl.

Cook the pasta until tender. I made 3/4 of a cup for just myself but you can adjust it to the amount you want.

 Cook your chicken. 
Sometimes I buy pre-cooked chicken breasts, the kind that you just have to microwave. The last time I made this we marinated our own chicken and grilled it and it was SO much better. But, you can use either one!

Throw it all in the bowl and toss with Caesar (or any dressing that you like)! I barely use any dressing because it grosses me out if I use too much but do it your way!


If you are wanting to marinade your chicken the way I did I used:

Worcestershire 
Italian Dressing
Mustard
Asian Zing Sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings
Salt&Pepper
Caesar Dressing
BBQ Sauce

Weird huh? I just randomly mixed ingredients from our fridge and it turned out DELICIOUS! We both agreed that it was the best chicken we had ever made. Who woulda thought just throwing random things into a bowl would turn out good? I got lucky.

13 comments:

  1. Oh yum!! That looks and sounds delicious!!

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  2. Isn't that the best, when you randomly mix and it turns out edible. We did that on Sunday night, and I even took the left overs for lunch today. THAT doesn't happen often. haha

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    1. I'm glad you remembered to take it for lunch and didn't have to go by McDonald's! : ) And yes, it is the best!

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  3. Yumm! I think this combines all my favorite things- salad, chicken AND pasta!
    Visiting from Chef In Training...I would love for you to come visit me! OurHandsHisHands.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting Ashley! Can't wait to visit your blog!

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  4. i always forget about putting pasta in salad! this looks really good!

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    1. Thanks Katie! I love pasta in salads....and in general!

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  5. Looks delish! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  6. Looks DELICIOUS! I would LOVE for you to come share this over at my party thats going on now...and if you like what you see become a new follower! I am your new follower :)
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    1. Thanks Katie! I shared this and one other thing at your linky party!

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  7. Sounds really good!! I love Caesar salad and I love pasta! New follower! Hope you have a great weekend! =)
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  8. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about rubs and marinades as a way of preparing food for cooking. So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.
    PS I am following you now. Please drop by to Carole's Chatter and check it out. If you like my blog it would be great if you followed me back.

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