PENNEY'S LITTLE ITALY CHICKEN PASTA SALAD

This fresh pasta salad has so many flavors and is loaded with green onions, celery, red bell peppers, black olives, chicken, pasta, then adding cheese and dressing, makes this one tasty pasta salad.  A delicious side dish or even main course that will be gobbled up in no time. If you are looking for something different to bring to your next get together, be sure to give this a try.  Perfect for those who like to meal prep it will be great all week long!

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INGREDIENTS

DRESSING

  • 1 CUP MAYONNAISE
  • 1 CUP OLIVE OIL
  • 1/2 CUP RED WINE VINEGAR
  • 2 TSP. SUGAR
  • 1 TSP. BLACK PEPPER
  • 4 TSP. PENNEY'S LITTLE ITALY

WHISK ALL ABOVE INGREDIENTS AND REFRIGERATE.

CHICKEN

  • 1.5 LBS. CHICKEN
  • OIL
  • PENNEY'S LITTLE ITALY

SEASON CHICKEN WITH PENNEY'S LITTLE ITALY.  SAUTE IN OIL AND SET ASIDE TO COOL. CUT INTO BITE SIZE PIECES.

SALAD INGREDIENTS

  • 1 LB. PENNE PASTA COOKED ALDENTE
  • 3 BUNCHES OF GREEN ONION (CUT INTO 1/4" SLICES)
  • 3 CUPS CELERY CHOPPED
  • 2 RED BELL PEPPERS CHOPPED
  • 1 CUP BLACK OLIVES
  • BITESIZE COOKED CHICKEN
  • 1 1/2 CUPS PARMESAN CHEESE
  • 1 1/2 - 2 TBL.  PENNEY'S LITTLE ITALY

DIRECTIONS 

IN A LARGE BOWL ADD PASTA, GREEN ONION, CELERY,  RED BELL PEPPER, OLIVES AND CHICKEN, GENTLY TOSS TOGETHER. FOLLOW WITH DRESSING AND MIX WELL.  ADD THE FINAL PARMESAN CHEESE AND PENNEY'S LITTLE ITALY,  SEASON WITH SALT TO TASTE.  STIR AND REFRIGERATE.