Balsamic Chicken, Spinach and Tomato Pasta Salad

Balsamic Chicken, Spinach and Tomato Pasta Salad

Balsamic Chicken, Spinach and Tomato Pasta Salad

Ingredients

1 (20-ounce) package cheese tortellini

1 pound skinned and boned chicken breasts

1 ½ cup Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing, divided

1 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

2 cups firmly packed fresh spinach, chopped

1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

1 ½ cups fresh cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, diced

Directions

1. Place chicken in a zip-lock bag and pour 1 cup of balsamic vinaigrette in bag with chicken. Marinate for at least 2 hour, but best if marinated overnight. Take chicken out of zip-lock bag and discard marinade.

2. In a grill pan, grill chicken breasts, about 5 to 6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Place yellow bell pepper slices in grill pan and grill about 2 minutes on each side. Once cooled, dice chicken up in small bites.

3. Whisk together remaining ½ cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing and mustard in a small bowl.

4. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Transfer pasta to a large bowl and drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Let cool 10 minutes.

5. Toss together pasta, chicken, balsamic mixture, spinach, and remaining 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Serve immediately, or, if desired, cover and chill 1 hour before serving

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