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Southwestern Chicken Pasta Salad

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  4 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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This Southwestern dinner is just 30 minutes away. Chicken pasta salad made special using Green Giant® SteamCrisp® corn and Old El Paso® salsa.

Ingredients

6
oz. (2 cups) uncooked rainbow rotini (spiral pasta)
1
(9-oz.) pkg. frozen southwestern-flavored cooked chicken breast strips, thawed, diced
1
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1
large tomato, chopped
1
(11-oz.) can Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Niblets® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, drained
1/2
cup sliced green onions
4
oz. (1 cup) finely shredded Mexican cheese blend
3/4
cup mayonnaise
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1
(11-oz.) pkg. torn romaine and iceberg lettuce blend (6 cups)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1 Cook and drain rotini as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix chicken, avocado, tomato, corn, onions and cheese. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise and salsa.
  • 3 Add rotini to salad; stir gently to mix. Add mayonnaise mixture to salad; toss to coat. Arrange lettuce blend on individual plates. Spoon salad over lettuce. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  • 1 Cook and drain rotini as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix chicken, avocado, tomato, corn, onions and cheese. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise and salsa.
  • 3 Add rotini to salad; stir gently to mix. Add mayonnaise mixture to salad; toss to coat. Arrange lettuce blend on individual plates. Spoon salad over lettuce. Sprinkle with cilantro.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
565
Calories from Fat
325
% Daily Value
Total Fat
36g
55%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
775mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
7g
7%
Protein
25g
25%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%
24%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
16%
16%
Iron
18%
18%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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