Caesar Chicken Pasta Salad
I made this salad last night. The weather here has been hot and I was in town all day and wanted something fairly easy and quick. This was the ticket!
My family is pretty good sized, so this recipe will be on the bigger side for a small family.. make your adjustments accordingly.
4 or 5 frozen chicken thighs (you can use breast, but I donâ€™t because thigh meat is more moist and less expensive)
4 to 5 c uncooked pasta, I used vegetable rotini (the spiral cork screw type)
Caesar Salad Dressing (recipe follows)
1 can olives, sliced
1 cup frozen peas
Begin by placing the frozen chicken meat in a pan with a little water. Bring to a boil, cover and turn down heat to simmer. Next start water to boiling for pasta. While the chicken and pasta are cooking make the dressing.
Caesar Salad Dressing
1 c mayonnaise
1 c sour cream
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 t chopped garlic
Â½ t salt
Â¼ t pepper
1 c parmesan cheese
2 T milk
Set this aside and drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. When chicken is done cooking chop it into little pieces.
In a large bowl combine cooked pasta, chicken pieces, sliced olives, frozen peas and dressing. Put this in the fridge and let is sit a bit to help develop flavors.
I served this last night with a huge watermelon that everyone devoured!!