Rotini Salad with Green Beans and Chicken in Basil Buttermilk Dressing
- 16 ounces Dreamfields Rotini
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1/2 cup bottled non-fat Italian dressing
- 1/2 pound fresh green beans, cut into thirds
- 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1/4 cup chopped green onion
- 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place chicken into a zip-lock bag; add Italian dressing. Place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Remove chicken and discard the marinade.
- In a medium size 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.
- Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Add green beans to cooking with the pasta during the remaining 5 minutes to blanch; drain. Rinse pasta and beans in cold water and drain well.
- In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients and stir well with a whisk or fork.
- In a large bowl, combine pasta with chicken and vegetables. Gently fold in dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)|
|Protein:|| 16 g|
|Sodium: || 673 mg|
|Cholesterol:|| 40 mg|
|Fat: || 6 g|
|Saturated Fat: || 1 g|
|Dietary Fiber: || 5 g|
Source: Dreamfields Healthy Carb Pasta