Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chicken-Apple Pasta Salad

This is another quick and easy meal to put together and enjoy on a busy night.  The flavors are wonderful together and the creaminess of the dressing adds the perfect finishing touch.  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
-1 lb chicken thighs or breasts, skinless and boneless
-2 tsp liquid smoke
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-1 lb pasta (we like garden rotini)
-1 medium apple (gala works perfect), cored and chopped
-8 oz mozzarella cheese, cubed
-1 cup poppy seed dressing
Directions:
Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and heat up.  Cut the chicken into chunks and add to hot skillet.  Season with the smoke, salt and pepper.  Give it a good stir and cook until golden brown and cooked through.  Remove from stove.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain into a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking and avoid the clumping.  Drain and place into a large salad bowl.  Add the cooked chicken, apple, cheese and dressing.  Mix very well, serve and enjoy!

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