I am just guessing, but I think I could probably write a list of 222 recipes using grilled or rotisserie chicken. Give or take. Some of my favorite grilled chicken recipes involve pasta or salad. And my most favorite recipes – involve pasta and salad
So grill up some chicken (or grab a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store) and get ready for a delicious and healthy dinner that comes together in no time! Today, I’m sharing a recipe for a pasta salad loaded with baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, grilled chicken, blue cheese, and a simple balsamic vinaigrette.
To make this Baby Spinach, Cherry Tomato, & Chicken Pasta Salad you will need:
2 -3 cups baby spinach
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 cup chopped grilled (or rotisserie) chicken
2 cups small pasta shells
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
cracked black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
Here’s what you do:
Cook the pasta shells according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, add the olive oil, vinegar, and honey to a small jar. Replace the lid and shake well. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Drain pasta, but do not cool. Toss it with the baby spinach, cherry tomatoes halves, and crumbled blue cheese.
Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette over the mixture and toss gentle. Serve immediately while warm or chill and serve cold.
Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!