Garlic Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad

Garlic Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad Recipe

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Prep/Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4
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1 package
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons finely minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 small or 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
8 ounces spiral pasta (1/2 of a 1-pound package)
1/3 cup drained sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, cut into strips
1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, cut into strips
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  1. Stir together 3 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a glass dish. Cut chicken into strips and toss with garlic mixture. Cover with plastic and marinate 30 minutes to 12 hours.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet. Cook chicken pieces on medium heat until cooked through. Remove and add onions; sauté on medium heat 5-8 minutes or until translucent and caramelized.
  4. Place chicken, onions, pasta, sun-dried tomatoes and basil in a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and toss. Serve.

  • Serving Size

  • Servings Per Recipe 4

  • Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)

  • Calories 473

  • Total Fat 16g (0%)

  • Saturated Fat 2g (0%)

  • Trans Fat 0g

  • Cholesterol 70mg (0%)

  • Sodium 657mg (0%)

  • Total Carbohydrate 49g (0%)

  • Dietary Fiber 7g

  • Sugars g

  • Protein 33g

  • Vitamin A %

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  • * Percent of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    ** This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label may vary slightly.

Geraldine Biscardi - Maole Shade, NJ 3/16/2010 4:19:41 PM
I do not recall which home address I provided, but I spend time in NJ home and at Lancaster County, PA home. But, address is not important, since you e-mail me your very welcomed recipes and tips.
Regarding this recipe. It's going to be wonderful. I alwasy have a large jar of sun dried tomatoes, which I purchase from BJs or Cosco's bulk shopping stores. I have made something similar to this, but I add a little cream, and grated Iitalian cheese to the sauce and chicken, stir it lightly and it's delightful. This type of dish was served to me in Italy. I love cheese sauces, or white saucer, preferable to regular italian tomatoe sauce we use on pasta. So I made some notes on my frist intro to the very lightly cheesy dish, and now I have this. The meat used in Italy may have been rabbit, which I was unaware is very popular; I would not have eaten it if I knew it was a rabbit. I've had something similar that I made up myself, without meat, only very tender asparagus tips, the sun-drined tomatoes, garlic and my lightly-cheesy white sauce over penne pasta. nevertheless, I will your this recipe, knowing it has ingredients that I always have on hand and love to use. Thanks for this and I will also review your other items attached to this ei-mail. G. Biscardi
Heather - Wading River, NY 5/1/2009 9:13:19 PM
Great, easy recipe. My VERY picky husband even liked this! It is great hot or cold. I am already making it for the 2nd time for my daughter's 1st birthday party.
june - MANSFIELD, OH 4/7/2009 11:39:28 AM
Husband and I love this recipe. Very tasty, used it as a hot main dish with vegetable and salad. Only change I made was to use red wine vinegar because I didn't have balsamic.

Simple to prepare, was even better the second day.
Kelly - Washington, DC 2/22/2008 2:37:54 PM
This recipe is GREAT! I only marinaded the chicken for 30 minutes and it was delicious. Tonight I'm making it again and I'm going to marinade the chicken for a few hours.

Easy, and delicious. I definitely recommend this recipe!

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