Chicken Club Pasta Salad

Chicken club sandwich-style pasta! Substitute Monterey Jack cheese for the Muenster, if desired.

Ingredients

8 ounces corkscrew-shaped pasta                                                                     1 cup cubed Muenster cheese

3/4 cup Italian-style salad dressing                                                                  1 cup chopped celery

1/4 cup mayonnaise                                                                                              1 cup chopped green bell pepper

2 cups chopped, cooked rotisserie chicken                                                      8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved

12 slices crispy cooked bacon, crumbled                                                           1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and chopped

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. Whisk Italian-style dressing and mayonnaise together in a large bowl. Stir pasta, chicken, bacon, Muenster cheese, celery, green bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and avocado into dressing until evenly coated.

Footnotes

  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 550 calories; 35.1 g fat; 37.3 g carbohydrates; 23.7 g protein; 61mg cholesterol; 1000 mg sodium

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