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Margarita Chicken Pasta Salad

Margarita Chicken Pasta Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Ingredients 16
  • Servings 6
Lime juice and tequila in the dressing impart a tart kick to this colorful salad of rainbow rotini, corn and black beans.
Updated March 6, 2012
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso
Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Michelle Gregovic
Houston, Texas

Ingredients

Salad

  • 10 oz. (4 cups) uncooked rainbow rotini (spiral pasta)
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken strips for stir-frying
  • 1 (1-oz.) pkg. Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 (11-oz.) can whole kernel corn, red and green peppers, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons tequila, if desired
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 (4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles

Steps

  • 1
    Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in resealable food storage plastic bag, combine chicken and taco seasoning mix; shake to coat. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until hot. Add chicken; cook and stir 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and no longer pink in center. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    In blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade, combine all dressing ingredients. Blend 30 seconds or until well blended.
  • 4
    In large serving bowl, combine cooked rotini, corn, beans and dressing; toss to coat. Fold in cooked chicken. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
970mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate
65g
22%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
10g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch; 1 Very Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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