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 60 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
810mg
810%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
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.