Chicken Pasta Salad
|Shredded chicken||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Virgin olive oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Chicken broth||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Cayenne pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Grated cheese||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Ground pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Uncooked macaroni/Twist / wheel pasta||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Mayonnaise||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
1 On a pan, heat olive oil and add in the chicken. Pour in the broth and allow this to simmer. The chicken broth will help keep the moisture of the chicken keeping its meat tender and flavorful. For those who are on a diet, you can use the breast part of the chicken for a lower fat content. Add in the cayenne pepper, ground pepper, and half teaspoon of salt, then remove from heat.
2 In a separate pot, boil 2 ½ cup of water with the remaining salt. When boiling, cook the pasta for 7 minutes, then drain the water. While still under the heat, melt the butter and mix with the pasta. Add the sauteed chicken and cheese.
3 Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Add in the mayonnaise and mix well.
You have two options in serving your chicken pasta salad. You can either serve it hot with grated cheese sprinkled on top or serve this as a cold salad. When serving this recipe cold, you can place it in a air tight container and chill for at least two hours.
If you are planning for a weight loss diet, you can remove the mayonnaise in this recipe and replace with vinaigrette or French dressing. Simply sprinkle two tablespoons of dressing and toss the salad.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1514 Calories from Fat 847
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 95 g146.1%
Saturated Fat 22.4 g112%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 276.6 mg92.2%
Sodium 6248.8 mg260.4%
Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.2%
Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17%
Sugars 9.6 g
Protein 67 g133.5%
Vitamin A 36.5% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 38.3% Iron 24.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet