Chicken Pasta Primavera Salad With Parmesan Vinaigrette

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This pasta salad is as flavorful as it is colorful
chicken pasta salad

Perdue Chicken

This pasta salad is just as flavorful as it is colorful.

6
Servings
450
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces campanelle or other curly pasta
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 small summer squash, cut into rounds
  • 8 asparagus spears, cut into two-inch peices
  • 1/2 Cup peas
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic, grated
  • 1/4 Cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
  • 2 Cups Perdue Harvestland fresh whole chicken with giblets, cooked
  • 1 Cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano curls, for garnish

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions for al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer pasta to large mixing bowl, drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and toss well to coat.

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add carrot, summer squash, and asparagus. Cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add peas and cook for 1 more minute. Vegetables should be just cooked and still crisp. Season with salt and pepper, remove from heat, and let cool.

Whisk together red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, basil, and Parmigiano-Reggiano until combined. Continue whisking and drizzle in remaining 5 tablespoons of olive oil.

To serve, toss pasta with cooked chicken, sautéed vegetables, cherry tomatoes, and Parmigiano-Reggiano dressing until well combined. Transfer to serving platter and garnish with Parmigiano-Reggiano curls. 

Chicken Pasta Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Chicken Pasta Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
42%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Protein
17g
34%
Carbs
35g
12%
Vitamin A
137µg
15%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.4%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
17.4%
Vitamin C
16mg
26%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
25µg
32%
Calcium
89mg
9%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
35µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
35µg
9%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
46mg
12%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
23%
Phosphorus
212mg
30%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
398mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.5%
Sodium
305mg
13%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.1%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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