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Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad


Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

Total Time: 25 Minutes, Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients :
  • 1 pound (500 g) thin spaghetti pasta, (dry weight)
  • 1 pound (500 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, (2 large breasts)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped (about 1/3 of a red onion)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, (adjust to your tastes)
  • 8 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more to serve
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil or parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Balsamic glaze to serve (optional) -- I use store bought



Instructions :
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; Drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large bowl; set aside.
  • While the pasta is boiling, season chicken with the herbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil on in a grill pan or skillet, and sear chicken breasts over medium-high heat until browned on both sides and cooked through (about 6 minutes each side). Remove from pan; set aside and allow to rest.
  • Add the remaining olive oil to the same hot pan / skillet. When hot, sauté the garlic and red onion until garlic is fragrant (about 1 minute). Turn off heat.
  • Add in the tomatoes, toss them lightly in the heat to warm them through and combine all of the flavours. Add the tomato mixture onto the pasta.
  • Mix in the vinegar, parmesan cheese and basil (or parsley). Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Slice the chicken; add to pasta. Toss the pasta with all of the ingredients until well combined.
  • Top with 2 tablespoons of extra parmesan cheese (OPTIONAL) and serve immediately with balsamic glaze, OR refrigerate up to an hour before serving.



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