February 21, 2017 / by admin / No Comments

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

February 21, 2017


1 lb. penne

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/2 c. broccoli florets, blanched

1 c. halved cherry tomatoes

1/2 c. Caesar dressing

1/4 c. shaved Parmesan

1 c. crusty bread, cubed


1In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook penne according to package directions until al dente. Drain and return to pot. Meanwhile, cook chicken: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook until golden and cooked through, 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and slice.

2Make croutons: In a large skillet, heat remaining olive oil over medium heat. Add croutons and toast until golden, 10 minutes. Set aside until cool.

3In a large serving bowl, combine penne, chicken, broccoli, tomatoes, and dressing and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.

4Toss in Parmesan and top with croutons.