Recipes + Meal Planning

Go To Meal of The Day: Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

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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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