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Lime Chicken Pasta Salad

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  Olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Fresh lime juice 6 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Skinless boneless chicken breast halves 1 1⁄2 Pound (4 Halves)
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Spanish onion 1 , finely chopped
  Red pepper 1 , trimmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
  Yellow pepper 1 , trimmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
  Cucumber 1 , peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced
  Carrot 1 Large, peeled and chopped
  Tomato 1 Large, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  Celery stalk 1 , coarsely chopped
  Canned artichoke hearts in water 8 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Penne pasta 1 Pound
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

In a large, plastic, zip-tight bag, combine 1/4 cup of the olive oil, 4 tablespoons of the lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon of the black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and the cayenne.
Add the chicken and seal the bag, pressing out the air.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 2 hours.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, sugar, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, and the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil.
Add the onion, red and yellow peppers, cucumber, carrot, tomato, celery, and artichoke hearts and toss to combine.
Heat a 12-inch round stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat.
With tongs, lift the chicken from the marinade; discard the marinade.
Grill the chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
Cool to room temperature and thinly slice crosswise.
Add to the bowl of vegetables and toss to combine.
Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the penne according to package directions; drain well.
Add the pasta and the cheese to the chicken and toss to combine.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1135 Calories from Fat 442

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g76.6%

Saturated Fat 9 g44.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 112.4 mg37.5%

Sodium 674.7 mg28.1%

Total Carbohydrates 106 g35.3%

Dietary Fiber 10.5 g42.2%

Sugars 12.7 g

Protein 63 g126.8%

Vitamin A 95.5% Vitamin C 214.3%

Calcium 26.1% Iron 30.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Lime Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe