Basil Chicken and Pasta Salad

Photo by Heather F.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    cup water

  • 1/2

    cup chardonnay

  • 1/4

    tsp dried whole basil

  • 6

    blk peppercorns

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • 1

    clove garlic, halved

  • 1/2

    pd boneless chicken breasts

  • 2

    tbsp light mayonnaise

  • 2

    tbsp light sour cream

  • 1

    tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 1

    tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2

    tsp spicy brown mustard

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 1/4

    tsp pepper

  • 1

    cup cooked corkscrew pasta

  • 1

    cup grape or cherry tomatoes halved

  • 1/4

    cup thinly sliced green onions

  • Red leaf or bibb lettuce leaves

Directions

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large saucepan, bring to a boil. Add chicken, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 13 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from sauce and set aside. Strain cooking liquid and reserve 2 tbsp liquid. Discard solids. Chop chicken and set aside. Combine reserve cooking liquid with mayonnaise, and next 6 ingredients in large boil, stir well. Add chicken, pasta and next 2 ingredients, toss gently to coat. Serve at room temperature on lettuce.

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