17 January 2012

Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

Today I started my new job (yipeee!!) and I wanted to start the job out on the right foot... by bringing lunch. I'd like to try to bring lunch most days for several reasons. First off, it's a great way to save some money which is one of my resolutions this year, and also I feel like it's just healthier. Yesterday I made some pasta salad to bring to work. Now, I made it with chicken, but I just eat around it and leave it for the boy. The good thing about a recipe like this is that you can pretty much put anything in it and it'll look pretty and taste fantastic!

You Need:
<> Package of tortellini - I used Bertolli tortellini that was in the refrigerated section of the grocery store
<> Chicken breast - We get Perdue pre-cooked chicken from the grocery store
<> Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing
<> 2 cups Fresh Spinach
<> Basil - I didn't have fresh basil so I just used some basil out of my spice cabinet
<> Container of Cherry Tomatoes

<> Put chicken in zip-lock back with some of the balsamic vinaigrette dressing and let it marinade for a while.
<> While chicken is marinading, cook tortellini following directions on package.
<> Let tortellini cool.
<> In a large bowl combine tortellini, chicken (I included the vinaigrette it was marinading in), spinach (chopped), some basil, cherry tomatoes (halved), and some more balsamic vinaigrette dressing.


  1. this looks amazing! I just bought a huge box of spinach at Costco on Sunday, I should try this! My latest salad fave is spinach, goat cheese and raisins/craberries

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