1/28/11

It's a Staple... NMW

I have a few recipes that are gonna get made every week no matter what... 
Spaghetti, Chicken Divan, and Chicken Pasta Salad
They're easy to make, cheap, and delish... plus, thats all the boys ever want to eat.

My mom came up with this SUPER SIMPLE recipe for 
CHICKEN PASTA SALAD 
years ago and we have all been IN LOVE ever since!
Every time we see our mom, this is our FIRST request.
I cannot remember if I've posted this recipe before, but its worth it to do it again cause you'll love it!



TRI COLORED ROTINI- get 1 full bag, boil the water and cook til they're soft. Then drain and rinse with cold water. I always stick the cooked noodles in the fridge while I'm preparing the rest.

CHICKEN- you can used a can of chicken, or frozen chicken. Depending on how much you want, I use probably 2 breasts per batch, and really just season it with Italian seasoning and garlic salt. Cook that up and shred it with a fork.
VEGGIES- While your chicken is cooking, get your veggies ready. I usually just use half a bag of frozen veggie mix (like California blend) or you can use fresh veggies. What ever you like... it tastes really good with broccoli, peppers, and pea pods! Steam the veggies or cook them, it tastes better when the veggies are cooked rather than fresh and crunchy.

Once all that is cooked and ready to go, throw it all into a bowl. 
Pour 1/3 cup olive oil on it and mix it all together.
 Next, pour about 1/4 cup soy sauce (more or less to your liking) over it,
 then sprinkle with garlic powder (garlic salt makes it too salty with the soy sauce in there)

Mix it up and put it all in the fridge... DONE! 
I like it better cold, but my husby likes it hot... so its up to you.
I love to double up the recipe and keep it in the fridge. Eat it for a meal, or take it as a afternoon snack...
EVERYONE I KNOW that has tasted it, LOVES IT!

Thanks mom!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so flattered :) it does tick me off though, that every time I make it now Scottee likes me to save a bowl without soy sauce so he can put marinara sauce on it (freak) I need you to fix my blog to a cut valentiny template....like yours

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