Go To Meal of The Day: Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad


We all have them… those super long days that just drain you. First it’s the commute, then the actual work day, then commute home, homework time, pick-ups/drop-offs for practice, games, or events; and by time you realize it, it’s dinner time and the very first time you’ve realized you have nothing planned.

In that very moment you just wish you had a magical chef appear in your kitchen that could cook a healthy, quick, dinner so you can nap… am I right?!

Well, sorry to say, but I doubt a magical chef will appear. However, I do have a great recipe to share with you that will take care of all that worry!

Here’s a Go To Meal for you and your family that you can use as a sideline dish (like we do) during super long days for track season, a quick + easy weeknight meal, or even a snack that you make one day and eat off of for the week before and after practices; we’ve made it for all occasions. Shout out to Alison in our Sideline Hackers group for inspiring this post!

It’s super quick, easy, and inexpensive.

I even talk about it on my Instagram Feed: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeOPyzjFxR6/

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grilled chicken pasta salad

Get the recipe and steps below….

Today's Go To: Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad🍜

I absolutely love this dish, and so does my fam. They love it for the flavor and I love it because its really inexpensive, extra delish, super easy to make, and it easily fills them up! And the best part…. it seriously only takes 4 steps to make!!

Let’s get to it. Here’s how to make it.

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Ingredients List:

  • Frozen Grilled Chicken Strips

  • Rotelle Pasta

  • Cucumber

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • Pitted Black Olives

  • Feta Cheese (crumbled)

  • Zesty Italian Dressing

  • Red Onion

  • McCormick - Perfect Pinch Salad Supreme Seasoning

Recipe Steps:

  1. Cook the pasta al dente (typically takes 8-9 minutes)

  2. Grill the chicken strips (we usually pan fry with a bit of olive oil; let them cool while you complete the next step)

  3. Chop the following:

    • Cucumber (in halves or quarters)

    • Cherry Tomatoes (halves)

    • Red Onion

    • Cooled Chicken Strips

  4. Toss everything together with pasta, salad dressing, and seasoning to taste.

Pop on over to my IG Feed to see a few quick videos of me cooking this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeOPyzjFxR6/

So…. What’s for dinner?  Let us know in the comments, and join us over in our FB Group for Sports Moms + Team Moms to fill us in on your faves!

Until next time, Sideline Hackers,

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