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Chicken-Vegetable Salad

Pasta with grilled chicken and vegetables makes a colorful tossed salad ready in 30 minutes.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (4 oz)
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
1/2
cup reduced-calorie Caesar dressing with 1/3 less fat
1
medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1
medium red bell pepper, halved, seeded
1/2
small eggplant, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
4
cups chopped romaine

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Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, brush chicken with 1 tablespoon of the dressing (if desired, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper).
  • 3 When grill is heated, place chicken, zucchini, bell pepper (skin side down) and eggplant on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 10 to 13 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F) and vegetables are tender.
  • 4 Cut chicken and vegetables into bite-size pieces; place in large bowl. Gently stir in cooked pasta and lettuce. Pour remaining dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, brush chicken with 1 tablespoon of the dressing (if desired, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper).
  • 3 When grill is heated, place chicken, zucchini, bell pepper (skin side down) and eggplant on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 10 to 13 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F) and vegetables are tender.
  • 4 Cut chicken and vegetables into bite-size pieces; place in large bowl. Gently stir in cooked pasta and lettuce. Pour remaining dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.

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"It's great to be able to make the whole meal on the grill. This recipe is very quick and uses ingredients I have on hand, a big plus for me." Diane

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
410mg
410%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.