Saturday, May 9, 2015

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad


12 oz. mini penne pasta
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup Olive Garden Signature Italian Dressing (You can find this at Wal-Mart.)
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tablespoon lemon juice
ground black pepper- to taste
salt- to taste
1 (2.25 oz.) can sliced black olives
4 green onions. sliced
6 large leaves Romaine lettuce, thinly sliced
1½ cups grape and/or cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
8 oz. package Tyson’s Grilled and Ready Chicken Breast Strips, cut into bite size pieces
1½ cups croutons


1) Cook pasta according to package. Drain and rinse with cool water.

2) Whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, Olive Garden Italian dressing, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add green onions and olives. Fold in pasta, chicken and Parmesan cheese. Chill.

3) Just before serving, stir in Romaine lettuce, tomatoes and croutons. 

Inspiration for this salad came from Christin at Spicy Southern Kitchen. I made a few adjustments to the recipe, including omitting Worcestershire sauce and adding Olive Garden Italian Dressing as well as sliced black olives. 

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