Chicken Cobb Pasta Salad - an easy side dish for summer parties, picnics, potlucks and BBQ's. Made with bacon, cucumbers, grilled chicken, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, and a homemade ranch dressing.
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1 ½cupsdry rotini pastaleave out for a grain free version or you can also use penne or farfalle)
1-2bonelessskinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness (can also use rotisserie chicken)
salt and black pepper to taste
4cupschopped mixed green lettuce
3hard boiled eggspeeled and sliced
6slicesbaconcooked and chopped
1cupgrape or cherry tomatoeshalved
½cucumbersliced in rounds or chopped
½cupcrumbled feta or blue cheese
For the ranch dressing: (or use your favorite brand)
1teaspoonfresh lemon juice
Himalayan salt and black pepperto taste (about 1/8 teaspoon each)
1/4 - 1/3buttermilk or almond milkplus more as needed to thin out sauce to desired consistency
In a resealable zip-top bag, add chicken, salt, pepper and garlic and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cool water, and set aside in a large bowl.
Grill the chicken:
Preheat grill to medium-high heat and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 F. Remove the chicken from the grill and tent with foil. Let it rest and cool a bit for about 10 minutes and then slice or chop into bite-sized pieces.
Assemble the salad:
Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing (add liquid as needed to thin out sauce to desired consistency). Drizzle 2 tablespoons over the cooked pasta.
In a large bowl, add the lettuce, then top with cooked pasta, eggs, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, cucumber and cheese. Drizzle with dressing right before serving.
Chicken Cobb Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 870Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
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