DELUXE CHICKEN CAESAR PASTA SALAD

 

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Backstory

Ingredients

  •  3 cups cooked and cooled rigatoni
  •  3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  •  ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • Chicken:
  •  2 chicken breasts, cubed
  •  ¼ cup white wine
  •  2 tsp Nature’s Seasoning
  •  2 minced garlic cloves
  •  1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  •  2 tsp thyme
  •  2 tsp basil
  •  2 tsp oregano
  •  ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  •  1 cup flavored bread crumbs
  • Mushrooms
  •  1 tbsp olive oil
  •  1 cup sliced mushroom
  •  1 minced garlic clove
  •  1 tsp of nature’s seasoning
  • Creamy Bacon Caesar Dressing
  •  ½ lb. crispy bacon, crumbled
  •  ½ cup Caesar dressing
  •  ½ cup milk
  •  1 tsp. nature’s seasoning
  •  1 tsp basil
  •  1 tsp oregano
  •  1 tsp thyme

Directions

  • Combine pasta and lettuce and hold on to cheese till everything else is done.
  • Chicken:
  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Marinate chicken in wine with ½ nature’s seasoning, 1 garlic clove, lemon pepper, ½ thyme, ½ basil and ½ the oregano. When finished, combine remaining ingredients in a shallow dish. Coat the chicken pieces in the mixture. Pour onto greased baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Mushrooms
  • Heat oil in a wok; add garlic and other ingredients and sauté until mushrooms are tender. Take out chicken pieces and add to chicken/bread crumb mixture. Toss around and return to oven.
  • Dressing:
  • Bring milk, dressing and spices to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and add bacon bits. Simmer for about 20 minutes. You can serve salad warm right away with baked chicken mixture or cool all ingredients and combine later.

Author Credit: Jessica Original

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