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Chicken Pasta Salad Nicoise

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  Ziti pasta/Other short tubular pasta 3⁄4 Pound
  Green beans 1⁄2 Pound
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Balsamic vinegar/Red wine vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Diced cooked chicken 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Red onion 1 Small
  Sliced black olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped basil/1 teaspoon dried basil 3 Tablespoon
  Cherry tomatoes 12
  Anchovies with capers 2 Ounce

1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 8 minutes. Add green beans and boil until beans are crisp-tender and pasta is tender but still firm, 4 to 5 minutes longer. Drain into a colander and rinse under cold running water; drain well.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, hot pepper, and salt. Add pasta and green beans, chicken, red onion, olives, parsley, and basil. Toss to mix well.
3. Spoon salad into a shallow serving bowl. Garnish with tomatoes and anchovies.

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 520 Calories from Fat 216

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.8%

Saturated Fat 3.1 g15.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 65.8 mg21.9%

Sodium 1232.9 mg51.4%

Total Carbohydrates 48 g16%

Dietary Fiber 7 g27.9%

Sugars 7.2 g

Protein 29 g57.5%

Vitamin A 14.8% Vitamin C 18.2%

Calcium 7.4% Iron 11.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Chicken Pasta Salad Nicoise Recipe