Grilled Caesar Pasta Salad

Suddenly Salad® Caesar makes grilled salad easy and a crowd favorite. Serve it for your tailgating get together.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® Caesar pasta salad mix
3
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
lb uncooked boneless chicken tenders (not breaded)
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
2
heads baby Romaine lettuce, cut in half lengthwise
Olive oil for drizzling
Croutons, as desired
Shaved Parmesan cheese, as desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Pour pasta (from Suddenly Salad box) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix seasoning & crouton blend (from Suddenly Salad box), 3 tablespoons olive oil and the lemon juice. Stir in cooked pasta. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve. In small bowl, coat chicken tenders with mustard; set aside.
  • 3 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place chicken tenders on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook chicken tenders about 8 minutes, turning after 4 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink. Drizzle lettuce with olive oil. Place lettuce on grill, cut side down. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or just until light grill marks appear.
  • 4 To serve, place pasta mixture on large serving platters. Top with chicken tenders. Arrange lettuce around edges of platter; top with cheese.
  • 1 Pour pasta (from Suddenly Salad box) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix seasoning & crouton blend (from Suddenly Salad box), 3 tablespoons olive oil and the lemon juice. Stir in cooked pasta. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve. In small bowl, coat chicken tenders with mustard; set aside.
  • 3 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place chicken tenders on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook chicken tenders about 8 minutes, turning after 4 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink. Drizzle lettuce with olive oil. Place lettuce on grill, cut side down. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or just until light grill marks appear.
  • 4 To serve, place pasta mixture on large serving platters. Top with chicken tenders. Arrange lettuce around edges of platter; top with cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Lightly grilled baby lettuce adds a twist to this flavorful favorite.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
870mg
870%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
550%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.