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Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

I love pasta salads…because pretty much, “anything goes!” I used a package of marked down chicken tenderloins ($2.52 for the package), balsamic vinaigrette dressing that I got on sale matched with a $1 coupons (total of $.50 for the bottle), carrots that were $.08 for the bag (sign up for Earthbound coupons here), and veggies that were on sale last week! I also like to buy pasta salad noodles (rotini and shells) “in bulk” to bring down the cost of the pasta!

Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 30 minutes



Cost $4.66

(Another thing I love about pasta salads…you’ve got protein, veggies and starch all in one dish!)

(Oh. Oh.  And something else…there’s LOTS leftover for tomorrow’s lunch.  Even though we ALL…including boys…had 2 bowls!)

What are your MUSTS when it comes to pasta salads?  Favorite dressings?  Favorite veggies or cheeses to toss in???