Crack Chicken Pasta Salad

I am always on the lookout for new recipes. I am not one of those people who can eat the same meals over and over again without changing it up. I found this AMAZING recipe and I just had to share. I love that it works with my 2B Mindset plan, and it’s a great lunch meal that should have plenty of leftovers to give you a few days worth at once.

Crack Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients

1 lb dry whole wheat pasta (I like bow tie pasta for a pasta salad, but you can use any type you like)

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut into cubes

1 tsp olive oil

3/4 cup cottage cheese

3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (I prefer uncured nitrate free bacon, but you can also use turkey bacon)

1/3 cup cheddar cheese

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp parsley

1 tsp fresh dill, or 1/2 tsp dried

1/4 cup green onions, chopped

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the chicken and sauté for a couple minutes. Add the pasta and water to skillet. Cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the pasta is done.

  2. Drain the pasta, rinse it and let it dry. Place the pasta and chicken back into the skillet.

  3. Blend together the cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, garlic salt, onion powder, pepper, parsley, and dill.

  4. Pour your blended sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions over the pasta. Mix well. Transfer to a serving dish. Top with more cheese, bacon, and green onions for garnish if desired. Serve at room temperature or cold.

    Now, I am NO chef, so this recipe is NOT something I came up with on my own, so I definitely want to give credit where credit is due! You can find the link to the original recipe here.

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