Chicken Pasta Primavera Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette

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

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

674
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
41g
62%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Cholesterol
57mg
19%
Protein
25g
51%
Carbs
52g
17%
Vitamin A
206µg
23%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
26.1%
Vitamin C
24mg
39%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
5mg
23%
Vitamin K
38µg
47%
Calcium
134mg
13%
Fiber
5g
18%
Folate (food)
53µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
53µg
13%
Iron
2mg
14%
Magnesium
70mg
17%
Monounsaturated
25g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
34%
Phosphorus
318mg
45%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
597mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.2%
Sodium
457mg
19%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.7%
Zinc
2mg
16%