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Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

Posted By Heather On August 8, 2010 @ 11:58 am In Lunch,Recipes,Salads,What's for Dinner? | 8 Comments

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[2]Here’s another dish I created to use up some leftover chicken. This time it was roasted or rotisserie chicken. No leftovers at your house? You can always cook a couple chicken breasts to add to the salad. Or, make it without the chicken at all.

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

Salad:
12 oz. Gluten-Free Fusilli Pasta [3]
1-1/2 Cups (about 9 oz.) Cooked Chicken, cut up in bite-size pieces
1-1/2 Cups (about 9 oz.) Greek Olives, pitted and cut in half
2 small Cucumbers, cut into chunks
2 medium Tomatoes, cut into wedges
6 to 8 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled
salt and pepper, added to taste

Dressing:
3/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
Juice of one Lemon (about 3 Tbsp)
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp dried Oregano

Instructions:

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. (Schar Pasta [3] directs to put the pasta into 4 quarts boiling water and boil for 8-10 minutes. When the pasta is al dente, drain the pasta and rinse with cold water.)
  2. Prepare the salad ingredients by cutting into bite-size pieces.
  3. Place the dressing ingredients in a cruet or jar with a lid, and shake it up thoroughly.
  4. Place the pasta and salad ingredients in a large bowl. Pour about half the dressing over it, and toss to cover evenly. Chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours, or serve at room temperature.
  5. Serve up the pasta salad and season to taste with extra dressing, salt and pepper.

Additional Notes:

  • Quartered, marinated artichoke hearts also make a nice addition to the salad.
  • For the olives, I usually buy a mix of Greek olives which includes Kalamata.

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