Italian Pasta & 3 Bean Salad w/ Whole Grain Chicken Breast Strips

August 7, 2013 at 5:24 PM | Posted in chicken, pasta, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Italian Pasta & 3 Bean Salad w/ Whole Grain Chicken Breast StripsItalian 3 Bean Pasta Salad 005

 

 

My parents were out on a Church function so I spent the day catching up on all the housework, cleaning and the laundry! Then went to store real quick to pick a couple of items up and done for the day. Feels a lot more like August Weather today, HUMID! For dinner a new one, Italian Pasta & 3 Bean Salad w/ Whole Grain Chicken Breast Strips.

 

 

 

First time making the Italian Pasta & 3 Bean Salad. Came across several recipes for this so I took a few ideas from them and added my own touches to it and it came one delicious recipe! I used Ronzoni Garden Delight Trio Italiano Pasta, Mezzetta Pesto Sauce, Peppadews, 1 Can Read 3 Bean Pasta, 3 thinly sliced Mini Sweet Peppers, 7 Marinated Ciligine Balls (cut in half), fresh Shredded Cave Aged Gruyere, and 1 California Sour Dough Boule. To prepare I just cooked Pasta according to package directions (boiled 11 minutes); drained and rinsed under cold running water. Then in a bowl, combined Pesto with Pasta and folded until it was well coated. Then combined Pasta with Bean Salad, discarding liquid. Stirred in Peppadews, sliced Sweet Mini Peppers and Ciligine; and refrigerated. To serve, sprinkled Cheese (Gruyere), over top. If you like Pasta Salads you’ll love this version! This is the second time I’ve had the Peppadews and I am in love with these things, you have to try them! I served the Pasta in a hollowed out California Sour Dough Boule. Some other ingredients that you could add to this would be perhaps some toasted Walnuts, Pine Nuts or Sardines.

 

 

I also baked a couple of Perdue Whole Grain Chicken Breast Strips which I sliced up and added to my Pasta Salad. Another must try are these Perdue Whole Grain Chicken Breast Strips. I think possibly the best premade Chicken Strip I’ve ever had! They come breaded and just bake them for 12 minutes, flipping them over after 6 minutes. Great for salads, sandwiches, or just by their selves. Good item to have in the fridge or frozen. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

PERDUE® Whole Grain Chicken Breast StripsPERDUE® Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Strips

INGREDIENTS
Ingredients: Boneless skinless chicken breast with rib meat, chicken broth. Contains 2% or less of salt, yeast extract, brown sugar, natural flavors.

Breaded with: White whole wheat flour, wheat flour, water, salt. Contains 2% or less of natural flavors, dextrose, dried yeast, natural paprika extract, potassium chloride, yeast extract, maltodextrin, dried garlic, natural paprika and annatto extracts, yellow corn flour.
Nutrtion

Serving Size 3oz (85g)
Servings Per Container About 8
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 6g (9%)
Saturated Fat 1.5g (8%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg (12%)
Sodium 490mg (20%)
Total Carbohydrate 13g (4%)
Dietary Fiber 1g (4%)
Sugars 1g
Protein 14g (25%)

 
http://www.perdue.com/products/details.asp?id=400&title=PERDUE%AE%20Whole%20Grain%20Chicken%20Breast%20Strips

 

 

 

Ronzoni Garden Delight Trio Italiano PastaRonzoni Garden Delight Trio Italiano Pasta
Trio Italiano

Trio Italiano from Ronzoni Garden Delight
Trio Italiano is a combination of three shapes in one box: Rotini, Penne & Shells. With three shapes in three colors RONZONI GARDEN DELIGHT Trio Italiano is perfect for showcasing the vegetables in any meal, but is especially appealing in cold salads.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value* Total Fat 1g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 20mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 40g 13% Dietary Fiber 2g 8% Sugars 3g Protein 8g

 
See more at: http://ronzonigardendelight.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=071300800690#sthash.kx8fjPTl.dpuf

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