Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

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Tracy Published: December 9, 2020 Modified: October 11, 2021
Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

How To Make Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

Sink your teeth into this flavorful pasta salad for dinner tonight! It’s loaded with balsamic chicken and tasteful seasonings for a belly-filling dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbthin spaghetti pasta,dry weight
  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless skinless, 2 large breasts
  • 1tspdried basil
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • Salt and pepper,to taste
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 2tbspgarlic,minced
  • 2tbspred onion,finely chopped, about ⅓ of a red onion
  • 2tbspbalsamic vinegar,adjust to tastes
  • 8roma tomatoes,diced
  • ½cupparmesan cheese,grated, plus more to serve
  • 2tbspfresh basil,or parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper,to taste
  • Balsamic glaze,to serve, optional

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.

  2. Drain and rinse the pasta in cold water, then transfer then to a large bowl to set aside.

  3. While the pasta is boiling, season the chicken with the basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

  4. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil on in a grill pan or skillet.

  5. Sear chicken breasts over medium-high heat for 6 minutes on each side until browned on both sides and cooked through.

  6. Remove the chicken from the pan, then set aside and allow to rest.

  7. Add the remaining olive oil to the same hot pan or skillet.

  8. When hot, sauté the garlic and red onion for 1 minute until garlic is fragrant. Turn off heat.

  9. Add in the tomatoes, then toss them lightly in the heat to warm them through and combine.

  10. Add the tomato mixture onto the pasta.

  11. Mix in the vinegar, parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  12. Slice the chicken, then add them to the pasta. Toss the pasta until well combined.

  13. Top with 2 tablespoons of extra parmesan cheese.

  14. Serve immediately with balsamic glaze, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 427.18kcal
  • Fat: 15.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.16g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.92g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.27g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.72g
  • Fiber: 3.06g
  • Sugar: 3.97g
  • Protein: 23.48g
  • Cholesterol: 42.61mg
  • Sodium: 470.54mg
  • Calcium: 150.77mg
  • Potassium: 447.63mg
  • Iron: 1.78mg
  • Vitamin A: 61.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.47mg
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