Black Bean-Chicken Pasta Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

posted by Terrytx 03-16-99 11:23 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *

Black Bean-Chicken Pasta Salad w/ Creamy Cilantro Dressing

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Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Chicken Pasta

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Prepare Creamy Cilantro-Pesto Dressing:

1 1/2 cups chopped Cilantro ( 3/4 cup dried)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cups pine nuts
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 TBSP.lemon juice
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
2 cloves garlic

Place all above ingredients in a food processor or blender. Cover and process until smooth.

Black Bean-Chicken Pasta Salad

2 tsp. olive oil
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2" strips
1 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp. salt
2 cups Rigatoni pasta ( medium tubes) ( 6 oz. )
1 large tomato, chopped ( 1 cup)
1 can ( 15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken in hot oil for 6-8 minutes stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in the center.

Toss chicken, chili powder, garlic and salt. Add more seasonings to taste if you wish Set chicken aside.

Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water.

Mix pasta, chicken,dressing, tomato & beans.

Serve with Dressing.

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