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Chicken With Asparagus and Broccoli Pasta Salad

Updated on October 2, 2017
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Serve This Chicken Pasta Salad Hot

The following recipe I picked up at my local grocery store, however I have changed and added many of the ingredients to suit my families likes. I've also increased it in size to feed a family of six or more.

I've used fresh cooked boneless chicken breasts but I am sure it would be just as tasty with leftover chicken.

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Serving Platters - Make your creations look fabulous

Don't have the perfect bowl for your dish? Why not try using a platter instead. Many times they will hold more than your serving bowls and make it easier to serve.

Summer Months

During the warmer months when you don't want to put your oven on, this is a great dish to prepare. You can cook your chicken early in the morning, and then combine everything else when you are ready to make your meal.

The perfect side dish for your next outdoor BBQ. The recipe can be easily cut in half.

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and sliced
  • 18 cups of water
  • 500 grams of uncooked pasta of your choice. I used large shells
  • 1 pound of asparagus cut into 3 sections
  • 3 cups of broccoli florets cut into pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2 Portobello mushrooms sliced and cut again into 3 pieces each
  • 4 TBS. of extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 TBS. of red wine vinegar
  • 1 -1 1/2 cups of your favorite salsa
  • Salt and pepper to taste. I let everyone season their own dish.

Instructions

  1. Cook your chicken breasts until done, slice, and refrigerate once cool until ready to use. If you are making this dish right away keep the chicken covered and warm.
  2. In a large pot or a pasta pot add 18 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  3. While waiting for the water to boil prepare the asparagus, broccoli, garlic, green onions, and mushrooms.
  4. Once the water is boiled add the pasta and cook for 6 minutes.
  5. To the pot add the prepared asparagus, broccoli, garlic, and green onions.
  6. Turn the heat down to medium high and continue to cook until the asparagus is fork tender about six minutes.
  7. Drain the contents of the pot and put it all into a very large bowl.
  8. Add the chicken and mushrooms. Toss gently.
  9. Whisk together the oil and red wine vinegar, and pour it over the contents in the bowl. Stir everything really well.
  10. Add the salsa and stir again.
  11. Serve and ENJOY!
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Prepare the chicken breasts.Prepare the veggiesOnce pasta has cooked for 6 min. add veggies and cook for 6 more min. Drain and add the rest of the ingredients.
Prepare the chicken breasts.
Prepare the chicken breasts.
Prepare the veggies
Prepare the veggies
Once pasta has cooked for 6 min. add veggies and cook for 6 more min. Drain and add the rest of the ingredients.
Once pasta has cooked for 6 min. add veggies and cook for 6 more min. Drain and add the rest of the ingredients.

Serve on a Platter or Individual Dishes or Plates

Chicken Asparagus Broccoli Pasta Salad ready to enjoy.
Chicken Asparagus Broccoli Pasta Salad ready to enjoy.

Salads by Susan Zutautas - That You May Enjoy

Salads are made around my house pretty much on a daily basis. The following links are some of my many salad recipes.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks bravewarrior!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      This looks delicious. I love asparagus and broccoli. I've never had them together, tho. What a nutritious meal!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Ibidii: Oh wow does that ever sound good!

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      I love baby spinach with a tuna mix, tomato, cucumbers, fetta cheese, blue cheese dressing thinned w apple cider vinegar. I mix tuna with some greek yogurt, dill relish, tiny bit of fancy mustard, and a couple of splashes of Apple cider vinegar. Occasionally I will add green onions, and some olives. I have that a couple days a week. If I am having the salad with hard boiled eggs then I will use the spring mix greens.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @gottaloveit2: Thanks so much!

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      gottaloveit2 3 years ago

      That looks so very delicious. Your pictures are beautiful.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Merrci: Thanks so much and I hope you like it. Thanks for the pin!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @SusanDeppner: Thanks, the salsa gave it a nice taste.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Deannamay LM: Hope that you enjoy it.

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      Deannamay LM 3 years ago

      Looks like a great recipe. Love pasta. Going to try it soon.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      The salsa was a surprise - but a very happy one. What a symphony of tastiness! Looks and sounds delicious!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Oh boy, this is going on my grocery list, right after the avocado chickpea salad! Looks and sounds delicious. Pinned to my board.