Friday, July 2, 2010

Yummy Recipe from Randall!!!

...last week Randall posted this delicious recipe which was basically a pasta salad with chicken in it. It was a great recipe because you could add or subtract whatever you wanted. Here is a picture of how mine turned out: The recipe:

Lucy's Chicken
(who is Lucy? I have no idea!)
1/2 box of pasta (any kind)
2 Chicken breasts1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
(picked these fresh from our garden)
1 small tub feta cheese (we heart feta cheese at the G house)
1/4 cup salad dressing
1 small hand full chopped fresh basil

Cook pasta as directed, drain and cool. Cook chicken. Move to plate to cool. Toss pasta, chicken, feta, tomatoes and salad dressing together until coated. Serve room temperature or cold.

The recipe Randall had also included 1 can black olives which I followed Randall's lead and left out because I don't like them. I think you could probably also add any other veggie that you wanted but with just everything above, it was very filling. We grilled the chicken but Randall sauteed hers. As far as the dressing goes, Randall used Caesar, her friend used honey mustard and I used a low-fat balsamic vinaigrette.

I knew before I tasted this that I'd want leftovers so we grilled three chicken breasts and cooked the entire box of pasta which feed us dinner Sunday AND Monday night plus lunch for me on Monday and Tuesday.

Thanks for sharing Randall!


Christy said...

Thanks for posting this - I have to take a salad to a group dinner this week and this will be perfect!

Meredith said...

That's basically what we do for pasta salad too, and you're right--it's AWESOME because you can add or subtract things so easily!

Jen said...

I would add black olives. But then I eat a can of black olives a week.

Looks yummy! I think I'll try this out for 4th of July.

Stephany said...

That looks so yummy, I'll have to try it out! I LOVE pasta salad (but not all the calories that comes with it!) and the last one I had had such a strong taste that I couldn't eat pasta salad again for 3 months! Hopefully, this one will be better.

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Well, that looks tasty AND like something I could do during my veg month without the chicken. Thanks for sharing.

Faith said...

Looks good! I love recipes where you can sort of mix and match!

Slamdunk said...

Looks great. We are feta cheese groupies here as well.

Adie said...

I am not sure why I have not commented on this yet. Looks yummy. I think lucy is this lady, She sometimes has recipes called "Lucy's Chicken" I think. But I have seen titles like that before.