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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Salad recipe: Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

  • Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad
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  • Ingredients
     
    * 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
    * 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
    * 2 cups chopped tomatoes
    * 1/2 cup chopped red onion
    * 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
    * 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
    * 1/2 cup olive oil
    * 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
    * 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    * 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    * 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    * 1/4 teaspoon salt
    * 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    * 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
     
    Directions
     
    * Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; transfer to a large bowl. Add the chicken, tomatoes, onion, bacon and Gorgonzola cheese.
    * In a small bowl, whisk the oil, basil, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
     
     
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