🌞Summer Time Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

 final chicken caesar pasta salad in 3 clad sauteuse with glass lid

Yields: 8 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min

Ingredients - Salad:
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
• 2½ - 3 cups romaine lettuce (chopped)
• 1½ cups cherry tomatoes (sliced)
• 1 cup croutons
• 1 cup Caesar dressing
   (store bought option as well)
• ½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
• 1 - 16 ounce box Cellentani pasta
   (or penne)
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 tablespoon dried garlic flakes
Ingredients - Dressing:
• 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
• 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
• 1 cup Mayonnaise
• ¼ cup olive oil
• ¼ teaspoon black pepper

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 3.Clad Tri-Ply Sauteuse (5 Qt.) ID21 Stainless Steel Saucepan with Pour Spout & Strainer Lid (2.5 Qt.)
3 clad tri ply 6 quart sauteuse used for chicken cesar pasta salad
induction 21 stainless steel saucepan with strainer lid used for making the pasta in this recipe

 

1. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and dried garlic flakes. Add olive oil to the Sauteuse and heat over medium-high.

2. Add the chicken to the pan and cook each side for about 5-7 minutes depending on the thickness. Add time if they are a thicker cut.

chicken cooking in 3 clad sauteuse for caesar chicken pasta salad

3. Mix the chopped lettuce and sliced tomatoes in a bowl and set aside. 

4. Fill the Saucepan with about 1½ quarts of water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add pasta to the water and cook for 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain using the strainer lid and set aside to cool.

 cooked pasta in id 21 stainless steel saupan with pour spout and strainer lid using strainer lid on induction 21 steel saucepan to drain water off of pasta

5. Once chicken is cooked, remove from pan and slice. Set aside to cool.

6.Add the pasta and chicken to the lettuce and tomatoes.
(Make sure the chicken and pasta are cool or it will wilt the lettuce.)

7. Make dressing (optional) by adding all dressing ingredients to small bowl and mix well.

8. Add in the Caesar dressing and croutons. Toss well and top with
shaved Parmesan.

add all ingredients for caesar chicken pasta salad to bowl to mix before adding back to 3. clad 5 quart sauteuse

8. Serve chilled. This can be served hot as well, just omit the lettuce from the recipe.

caesar chicken pasta salad in 3 clad 5 quart tri ply sauteuse and plated salad

Leave out the chicken to create a perfect side dish to pair with our
Pulled Pork Sliders this backyard barbeque season!