Pasta Chicken Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Spinach and Bacon
How’s that for a lengthy recipe name? All the elements of this salad were so delicious, I didn’t want to leave any out in the description.
This was the creation after I made the Chicken and White Bean Stew and had leftover chicken, bacon and spinach. It turned out fantastic!
Talk about a fast, easy but incredibly filling and delectable meal.
It made great leftovers,too, and everyone in my family gobbled it up.
5 strips bacon, fried and chopped into bite-sized pieces
3-4 green onions, chopped
1 lb tube pasta (I used Cellentani), cooked, drained and cooled to room temperature
1 lb chicken, cooked and shredded (I used ½ of a rotisserie chicken)
4 cups fresh spinach leaves, torn into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (I used oil-packed, if using dry, plump them in hot water before using)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Place the mayonnaise and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk well. In a large bowl, combine pasta, bacon, green onions, shredded chicken, spinach leaves and sun-dried tomatoes. Toss lightly.
- Add about ½ to ¾ of the mayonnaise and vinegar mixture. Toss to combine. Add more dressing if the salad seems dry.
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