Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

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.