Healthy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Healthy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad - Ello Products

There’s no such thing as too many pasta salad recipes, especially during the summer when you need something quick, fresh and delicious to serve up with grilled meats.

This Healthy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad recipe is packed with flavor and it’s perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Use the Ello Meal Prep containers to keep this dish fresh all week long!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ready In: 35 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound whole wheat rotini

  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 2 lemons

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving

Healthy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad - Ello Products

Method:

  1. Bring at least 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil. Salt the water liberally and cook rotini, stirring occasionally according to package directions. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, add chopped kale and stir to combine. When rotini is al dente, drain completely and set aside.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with kosher salt and black pepper on both sides and sauté on both sides until internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 8 to 10 minutes per side. Set aside.

  3. While chicken cooks, zest and juice both lemons into a large bowl. Slowly whisk in remaining olive oil. Whisk in grated cheese, then season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. To assemble, dice chicken into bite-size pieces and transfer to bowl with reserved dressing. Add pasta and kale and toss to coat thoroughly. Garnish with more grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

Bon Appetit!

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