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Suddenly Salad Contest - August, 2009
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Southwest Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad

Looking for a Southwestern style dinner? Then check out this cheesy chicken and veggies salad made using Suddenly Salad® ranch and bacon salad mix and Green Giant® SteamCrisp® corn, in just 25 minutes!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
box (7.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® ranch and bacon salad mix
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
package (6 oz) refrigerated cooked fajita chicken breast strips, coarsely chopped
1
can (11 oz) Green Giant® SteamCrisp® Southwestern Style corn, drained
1
cup halved cherry tomatoes
4
oz pepper Jack cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (1 cup)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Fill 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of water; heat to boiling. Add Pasta. Gently boil, uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine Seasoning mix from packet and mayonnaise. In large bowl, gently toss seasoning mixture, chicken, corn, tomatoes and cheese until mixed; stir in cooked pasta. Top with cilantro, if desired.
  • 1 Fill 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of water; heat to boiling. Add Pasta. Gently boil, uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine Seasoning mix from packet and mayonnaise. In large bowl, gently toss seasoning mixture, chicken, corn, tomatoes and cheese until mixed; stir in cooked pasta. Top with cilantro, if desired.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
(
Calories from Fat
300),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
33%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1070mg
1070%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.