Rotisserie chicken makes easy salad

2013-05-29T00:00:00Z Rotisserie chicken makes easy saladLinda Gassenheimer The Miami Herald Arizona Daily Star
May 29, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Make this quick Roasted Chicken Pasta Salad and enjoy a family meal at home. It uses only one pot, won't heat up your kitchen and takes only 20 minutes to prepare.

I use a purchased rotisserie chicken breast for the salad. It is cooked on the bone and generally is moist and flavorful. Ready-to-use cooked and chopped breast meat also works fine and will shorten the preparation time.

Roasted Chicken Pasta Salad

• 1/4 pound fusilli (corkscrew) pasta

• Rotisserie chicken breast (for 2 cups chopped)

• 6 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise

• 2 teaspoons curry powder

• 6 tablespoons bottled mango chutney

• Salt and freshly ground pepper

• 1 cup sliced celery

• 2 scallions, sliced

• Romaine lettuce, washed and torn into bite-size pieces (about 4 cups)

• 1 medium tomato, cut into wedges

Place water for pasta on to boil. Meanwhile, remove skin from chicken breast and remove meat from bones. Cut into 1-inch pieces.

Mix the mayonnaise, curry powder and chutney in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken and celery; toss well.

Add pasta to boiling water and bring back to the boil. Cook 8 minutes or until pasta is cooked through. Drain and add to the chicken. Toss well. Add more salt and pepper, if needed.

Place a layer of lettuce leaves on a serving platter. Spoon salad onto lettuce and top with sliced scallion. Place tomatoes around edge of platter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Makes 2 servings.

Per serving: 654 calories (28 percent from fat), 20.4 g fat (3.3 g saturated, 5.3 g monounsaturated), 100 mg cholesterol, 44.5 g protein, 76.1 g carbohydrates, 8.1 g fiber, 903 mg sodium.

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