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Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad

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Quick and easy Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad with fresh ingredients and loads of flavor! This is the perfect side dish for any get together, backyard bbq, or potluck. 

Ingredients

  • 17 ounces Sam’s Choice Italia Fusiloni Pasta
  • 2/3 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup Sam’s Choice Italia Basil Pesto Sauce
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • 2 cups shredded chicken rotisserie chicken works well
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • grated parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper, for topping
  • Instructions

  • Boil pasta for 8-9 minutes until tender, rinse with cold water, drain, and place in a large bowl. 
  • Add spinach and arugula, shredded chicken, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese pasta bowl. 
  • Whisk together Italian salad dressing and pesto sauce until smooth, then pour over pasta. Toss to combine. Top with cracked black pepper and grated parmesan cheese as desired.
  • Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 8 hours and toss just before serving. 
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