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Zesty Chicken Pasta Salad


A wonderful light dish that is a meal unto its own.

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  • 2 pkgs Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad "Classic" Pasta Salad
  • 2 12.5oz cans premium white chunk chicken meat, drained
  • 1 16oz bottle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 4-5 seeded, diced Roma tomatoes
  • 1 can Garbanzo Bean (Chick Peas), drained
  • 1 small can sliced black olives, diced
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 med Red Onion, diced
  • 1 large English Seedless Cucumber, de-pulped and diced
  • 1 5oz container of grated Parmesan Cheese


Servings 10
Preparation time 45mins
Cooking time 57mins


Step 1

Cook pasta according to directions on package

While waiting on water to boil, in a large Tupperware container:
Add entire bottle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing, seasoning from pasta kit along with around 2.5oz of the extra grated Parmesan that you purchased. Whisk together until fully incorporated. Add chicken and whisk together until chicken is completely broken up. Add diced Roma tomatoes, onion, olives, water chestnuts, Cucumber, Garbanzo beans.

Drain pasta, incorporate in Tupperware container with other ingredients. Garnish with remaining Parmesan Cheese. Eat right away or chill.


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