Pesto Pasta Chicken Salad

500 calories per serving - This is a real refreshing recipe.
United States
January 21, 2007 5:22pm CST
4 c deli Italian pasta salad 1 1/2 c rotissere chicken cut in strips 1 1/2 c loosely packed baby spinach leaves 1/4 c julienned stips sundried tomatoes 1/4 c toasted pine nuts or coarsely chopped nuts 1/4 c bottled creamy Italian dressing 3 T bottled pesto sauce Crisp lettuce leaves (optional) Italian garlic bread (optional) 1. Combine pasta salad, chicken, spinach, sundried tomatoes, and pine nuts in large salad bowl. 2. Combine salad dressing and pesto in small bowl or measuring cup; blend well. Pour over pasta salad misture in large bowl and toss to blend. 3. Serve cold on crisp lettuce leaves and Italian garlic bread, if desired.
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@Violette13 (1048)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Hmmm... that has so much in it that i love, i am going to have to try this recipe out. I adore sun dried tomatoes and basil. :))))
1 person likes this
• United States
22 Jan 07
Great and it is a full meal..You wont have to eat anything else after that:)
@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Here's another: Best Chicken Salad Ever This is the result of a day at home with my brother and nothing to do. We decided to create a new lunch. Serve on rolls or sandwich bread; this is especially nice if you toast the bread, or use a flavorful whole-grain bread. The chicken can be substituted with turkey, and the ingredients can be rearranged to suit differing tastes. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 (5 ounce) can chunk chicken, drained and flaked 2 tablespoons creamy salad dressing 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish 1 large apple, cored and diced 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 stalk celery, chopped (optional) 2/3 cup raisins salt and pepper to taste In a large bowl, mix the chicken, creamy salad dressing, pickle relish, apple, pecans, celery, and raisins. Season with salt and pepper. Chill until serving.
@greengal (4286)
• United States
22 Jan 07
This looks tasty...thanks for the recipe..will definitely try it!! I've copied the recipe so I know what to buy when I go grocery shopping tomorrow:)