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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chicken Club Pasta Salad

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With the weather getting colder, I thought I should hurry up and share all of the wonderful summer-y recipes I made this year. I found this super pasta salad recipe over at the Cooking for your Family forum, on Baby Center. As I've mentioned before, I am one of the group owners of the forum and it is a really great place to get recipes and meal ideas. One of the features of the group is a weekly ingredient thread; where many recipes using a certain recipe can be found. I think this is one of my favorite threads, since it makes it easy to find a bunch of recipes using a certain ingredient, in one place.

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This pasta salad is so yummy! Creamy, tangy and salty; 3 of my favorite tastes, LOL. The addition of the smoky bacon and creamy avocado, just make this pasta salad special. The flavors all work superbly together and I like the addition of the tangy Italian dressing. Perfect as a side, or even for lunch; this pasta salad is sure to be a hit with everyone who eats it!

Chicken Club Pasta Salad
Submitted by Sandy

printable version

8 oz corkscrew or spiral pasta
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup Italian dressing
2 cups chopped cooked rotisserie chicken
1 cup cubed Muenster or Monterey Jack cheese
12 strips crisp-cooked bacon, crumbled
1 avocado, cubed
1 cup each chopped celery and green bell pepper
8 oz cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Cook and drain the pasta according to the package directions and rinse it with cold water. In a large bowl, pour a small a mount of the Italian dressing into the mayonnaise and whisk to incorporate, then whisk in the remaining dressing. Stir in the pasta and the remaining ingredients.

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This post linked to

Make a Food-"e"-Friend Monday
Delicious Dishes
Hearth and Soul
Tasty Tuesday
These Chicks Cooked
Presto Pasta Nights- Round up

6 comments:

Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

Sounds wonderful! YUM!!

Susan said...

yummy!! I love salads and am always looking for new ones to try. This is a one that is going on my "to make" list.

Julie said...

Man, I'd love to dive into that right now....sounds delicious!

Tiffany said...

I LOVE dishes like this, and yours looks really good!

Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com said...

Love the name of your blog! It's a frequent question around here, for sure! Love salads like this, so filling and satisfying.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

This looks like a delicious summer salad. I've made club salads before but not using pasta. Great idea! Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.