Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad
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Measurements are approximate. Please add as little or as much chicken, tomato, mozzarella, and basil as you'd like.
Ingredients
  • I box Barilla Campanelle pasta (or your favorite pasta)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken (cubed into bite size pieces)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella (cubed)
  • ½ cup fresh chopped basil
  • Honey Dijon Dressing *see recipe in instructions
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Lightly rinse with cold water and drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, cut chicken into bite size cubes, cut cherry tomatoes in half, and cube mozzarella.
  3. Make the Honey Dijon Dressing **see recipe below.
  4. In a large bowl, add pasta, chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella.
  5. Top with about ¾ of the Honey Dijon Dressing and lightly toss until well mixed. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. Before serving top with fresh topped basil.
  6. Add additional dressing, and salt & pepper to taste.
  7. Honey Dijon Dressing: 2 cloves fresh crushed garlic, 1 tsp salt, ¾ tsp fresh cracked pepper, 4 tsp dijon mustard, 4 tsp honey, ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, ½ cup olive oil. Combine all ingredients in lidded mason jar and shake, shake, shake. Dressing will thicken slightly.
Recipe by Joy In Every Season at https://www.joyineveryseason.com/salads/chicken-caprese-pasta-salad/