Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Caramelized Onion, Broccoli and Mango

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Caramelized Onion, Broccoli and Mango

Blogger, Jenny Flake of Picky Palate shares a recipe. Add something delicious to your family's dinner with this hearty grilled chicken and pasta salad!

Prep Time

1:00

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Total Time

1:30

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Makes

8

servings

1
package (8oz) uncooked campanelle or rotini pasta
3
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb)
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
medium onion, finely chopped (3/4 cup)
3
cups fresh broccoli florets
2
ripe mangoes, seed removed, peeled, and cut up
1
red bell pepper, chopped
1
medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise, then cut crosswise into slices (1 cup)
1
bottle (8 oz) Italian dressing
1/2
teaspoon salt
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cook pasta as directed on package; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning once or twice until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Cool slightly. Cut into 3/4-inch cubes.
  3. In 8-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in onion; cook uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 10 to 15 minutes longer, stirring every 5 minutes, until onion is deep golden brown (onion will shrink during cooking). Cool slightly.
  5. In large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, caramelized onion and remaining ingredients; toss gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes to blend flavors.
Makes 8 servings (1 1/3 cup)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 810mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 42g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.