Italian Chicken Penne Pasta Salad


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 293.5
  • Total Fat: 15.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.2 mg
  • Sodium: 407.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 8.3 g

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Number of Servings: 10


    1 cooked chicken breast, chopped
    14 oz whole wheat penne pasta
    cherry tomatoes approx 2 cups
    1 cucumber, chopped
    1 red pepper, chopped
    1/2 red onion, chopped
    Kalamata olives (you choose the amt)
    1/2 cup olive oil
    1/2 cup lemon juice
    2 tsp dried basil (or Tbsp fresh)
    2 tsp dried oregano (or 2 Tbsp fresh)
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    4 oz feta cheese


Boil the pasta. Mix dressing ingredients. Add drained pasta, chicken, and remaining veggies. Just before serving add feta cheese

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SANDY0524.

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  • I tried making this tonight for our 4th of July barbecue.
    When I put on the sauce, we tasted it and it was way too sour with the lemon juice. I ended up rinsing off the salad and saved it with a homemade Italian dressing I made. Other than the dressing, the salad was good. - 7/5/13

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  • took more time to prep than i thought, but WELL worth it... DELICIOUS & well-balanced :) - 5/9/12

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  • My whole family loved this. I used reduced fat feta, though. - 6/26/11

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  • Very good! Deserves all 5 Stars - 6/30/10

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  • Amazing salad! We had it as a whole meal and it is very filling. Even better the 2nd day. - 5/29/10

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  • This was really delicious! I used 4 - 5oz chicken breasts though, so the breast in the menu must be a large double or something. You get 10 servings for the recipe, so I would guess that the servings are 1 cup. 1 cup servings are a good rule of thumb anyway. Thanks for the recipe! - 7/9/09

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  • Very good, simple recipe. I used Greek Yogurt instead of Feta Cheese, I mixed about 2 tsp. into the oil/lemon juice mixture. Yummy. Even the kids liked it! Will definitely make again. - 3/24/09

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  • How can we tell what the serving "size" is? - 2/15/09

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  • This salad was so easy to make and is delicious! - 1/25/09

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  • Very delish! I think I will start using this recipe for covered dish partys instead of my own recipe. Whole family loved it. - 1/24/09

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  • I used gluten free penne pasta, added sliced red grapes and pine nuts, sprinkled w/Parmesan, and served over a bed of mixed leaf lettuce and spinach. Really good salad and a whole meal in itself! - 11/23/08

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  • This sounds really good, cant wait to make it! - 11/23/08

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  • Outstanding recipe. Thanks. I also tried with parmesan dressing. - 11/22/08

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