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!
-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
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!