Thursday, May 3, 2012

Easy Summer Pasta

Garden Rotini Pasta (we buy a big bag at Sam's which will last us for months!)
Black olives
Mozarella Cheese
Cherry Tomatoes
2-3 large cooked chicken breasts
Italian Dressing
Tony's Chacheres

To make:
Grill chicken with desired spices (we typically use a little Rosemary and Tony's Chacheres). Cut grilled chicken into smaller pieces. Boil pasta 7-9 min. (When we cook this, we fill a 5 quart pot for plenty of leftovers! :)) Cut black olives and cherry tomatoes in half; cut up mozarella cheese. Drain pasta. Mix chicken, black olives, cheese, tomatoes and pasta in large bowl. Coat with Italian Dressing. Stir and mix and add a little more Italian Dressing.
This will make approximately 12-15 hearty servings. Summer Pasta is great warm or cold (my boys love it for leftover lunches!! Last summer we probably enjoyed this for lunch at least once or twice a week.)

Thank you so much to my dear friend, Jodi, who shared this recipe with me a few years ago. (it was actually the first meal she treated us to over at her house when we first met!) It is now one of our family's favorites!

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