Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad

This is a recipe pulled over from my old blog. 

What you will need:


  1. One-pound chicken breast or strips.
  2. Two boxes of your favorite pasta salad. You can use Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Pasta Salad 7.5 box.  Or to make it low carb, just use your favorite low carb noddles.
  3. One cup shrimp (small-large,) deveined, tail off.
  4. One onion (red or yellow) diced.
  5. One medium tomato, diced.
  6. One medium cucumber, diced.
  7. One 15 oz., bottle zesty Italian dressing. If you're watching carbs, just check the bottle for the carb count and use a lower carb Italian dressing. 
  8. One 8oz pack of your favorite shredded cheese.


Preheat oven to 350.


Season the chicken to taste.  Arrange the chicken on a pre-sprayed baking sheet and put it in the oven. Cook for about twenty minutes or until chicken is done.


Set the pasta to boil according to directions on the box. 


While the chicken is cooking, dice up the tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers and put them in a large bowl together.


Cook the shrimp the way you like. I usually put them on a small baking sheet and stick them in the oven for a little under five minutes, just until they turn pink.


Once the pasta is done, drain it and set it to the side.


Once the chicken is done, dice it up and toss it, along with the pasta, into the bowl with the tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers. 


Toss the shrimp in.


Sprinkle the cheese in. I usually use the whole bag.


Take the seasoning pack from the box and sprinkle it into the bowl with the chicken, pasta, cheese, shrimp, and vegetables. 


Take a large spoon and mix everything together.


Pour the entire bottle of the Zesty Italian Dressing into the bowl with the other ingredients, unless you only used one box of pasta, then only use half the bottle of Zesty Italian.


Mix everything together.


That's it! An easy recipe, good for any time.



Hope you enjoy!  

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