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Caprese Chicken Pasta Salad

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions and text are entirely my own.

We’re well into the second month of the year and I’m still going strong on my healthier, taking-care-of-me-too decision. What a great feeling! As a wife and mom, it’s so easy to let good habits slide while you take care of the rest of the family. Things get busy and if you’re not careful, today’s hurry-up will steal good intentions. I know. I’ve allowed it way too many times in the past. But not today!

Caprese Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

(You’ll like this Caprese Pasta Salad as well!)

One of the time savers that helps me keep on track in the kitchen is making easy one bowl meals. Salad is one of my first choices. But how do you take a salad from ho-hum to yum? It’s not enough to just satisfy the appetite. Not only does a convenient meal have to be delicious, it has to pack in the nutrition.

Grilled Tyson Ready to Serve Chicken

While I was at Walmart this week, I picked up everything I needed to make one of my go-to recipes, Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad. Using TYSON® GRILLED AND READY® CHICKEN makes it a snap to create a delectable, protein-filled meal and Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing enhances the flavor without any effort on my part. I love the zesty herb flavor it adds to the salad without high fructose corn syrup in it.

Recipe for Caprese Pasta Salad

Wishbone Italian Salad Dressing

Ingredients for Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Chicken Pasta Salad

Prep Time 1 hour 9 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 9 minutes
Calories 1306 kcal
Author Stephanie Keeping

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bag Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Strips
  • 8 ounces Wish-bone Italian Dressing
  • 1/2 box whole wheat bow-tie pasta
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 4 ounces of mozzarella pearls
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Prepare chicken according to package directions. Dice into bite-size chunks.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss to coat with dressing.
  4. Garnish with basil and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Can be served warm or cold.
Nutrition Facts
Caprese Chicken Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1306 Calories from Fat 909
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 101g 155%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Polyunsaturated Fat 56g
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 3657mg 152%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Sugars 25g
Protein 56g 112%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How about you—is this the year you remember to take care of yourself too? Here’s to our best year ever!

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions are entirely my own.

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.