Rotini Salad with Green Beans and Chicken in Basil Buttermilk Dressing
Source: Dreamfields

Marinated chicken breasts, mixed vegetables and rotini tossed with a light and creamy dressing.

Rating:
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 10 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285.4
Total Carbs 8.1 g
Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
Sugars 3.8 g
Total Fat 10.1 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Potassium 209.2 mg
Protein 17.6 g
Sodium 610.7 mg
Dietary Exchanges
2 Fat , 1/2 Vegetables , 2 Lean Meat
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Servings
Ingredients

Pasta Salad

13 1/4 oz  Dreamfields Rotini
1 lb  boneless skinless chicken breasts
0 1/2 cup  reduced fat Italian dressing
0 1/2 each  fresh green beans
1 each  small red bell peppers
0 1/2 cup  sliced carrots
0 1/4 cup  fresh chopped green onion
Dressing

1 cup  light mayonnaise
0 3/4 cup  low fat buttermilk
2 tbsp  red wine vinegar
0.3333 cup  fresh basil
1 tsp  kosher salt
0 1/2 tsp  black pepper
Directions
  1. Place chicken into a zip-lock bag and add Italian dressing. Place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Remove chicken and discard marinade.
  2. In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat, cook chicken for 7 minutes on each side or until thoroughly cooked through. Remove from heat and cool. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Add green beans to cooking water with pasta during the remaining 5 minutes to blanch; drain. Rinse pasta and beans in cold water and drain well.
  4. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients and stir well with a whisk or fork.
  5. In a large bowl, combine pasta with chicken and vegetables. Gently fold in dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.