Pasta, Black Bean & Chicken Salad

Chicken Pasta Salad Recipes
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2 Reviews
Serve this substantial main dish salad with warm-from-the-oven bread.
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
5 servings

Ingredients

Pasta

4 ounces (1 cup)
uncooked dried cavatelli pasta or medium pasta shells

Dressing

2/3 cup
Italian salad dressing
2 tablespoons
lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon
hot pepper sauce

Salad

1 1/2 cups
cubed 1-inch cooked chicken
4 ounces (1 cup)
Cheddar cheese, cubed
1 medium (1 cup)
yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices, halved
1 small
red or green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips, halved crosswise
1 (15-ounce) can
black beans, rinsed, drained
Lettuce leaves

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Combine salad dressing, lemon juice and hot pepper sauce in bowl; mix well. Add cooked pasta and all remaining salad ingredientsexceptlettuce leaves; toss lightly to coat. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Place 1 lettuce leaf on each individual plate; top with pasta mixture.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
470
Cholesterol
56mg
Carbohydrates
34g
Protein
25g
Fat
26g
Sodium
530mg
Dietary Fiber
7g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Made this with leftover chicken and replaced the Italian dressing with a combination of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Added twice as much hot sauce and lemon juice, and only let it rest in the refrigerator for one hour instead of four. Tasted great!

Rating

Good but the chicken is bland. We replaced it with southwestern marinated chicken and it came out delicious. It is EXCELLENT with the chicken we used but since that isn't part of the recipe, I gave it four stars in stead of five.

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