BLT Chicken and Pasta Salad

July 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

BLT Chicken and Pasta Salad

I think I might have got this out of a Woman’s Day magazine back in the 80’s. Or maybe not. I changed all the ingredients around as usual, and came up with this!

Dressing ingredients:
1 cup salad dressing mayo (like Miracle Whip)
3 T. bbq sauce
3 tsp. white vinegar
2 green onions, tops and white part, sliced thinly
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
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1 or 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 cups dry rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions: drain; rinse in under cold water, drain again.
6 slices bacon (or more to taste)
3 cups of your favorite lettuce cut into  bite sized pieces
1 tomato, seeded and coursely chopped

Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl, and set aside.

For the chicken:
Put chicken breast halves in a pot, and add just enough water to cover. Bring bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink. About 10 minutes.
Remove to a cutting board to cool.

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and put into a large bowl.

(This is also a fantastic way to use up leftover chicken. which I did!)

Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towels and crumble.

Now it’s time to assemble!
To the cooked chicken in your large bowl, add the bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pasta.  Pour the dressing over the top, and toss gently to mix.
This is good at room temperature, or cold.
I wouldn’t recommend adding the lettuce until just before serving, as it can get kind of wimpy. Unless you like wimpy lettuce. I like wimpy lettuce.

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