Chicken Caesar Pasta Recipe

Yields 8 (1 cup) servings
Cost per recipe: $6.13
Cost per serving: $0.76

chicken caesar pasta in a bowl

Chicken Caesar Pasta Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package whole-wheat pasta
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup homemade Caesar dressing

Chicken Caesar Pasta Directions

  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. Rinse pasta in cold water and allow to dry.
  2. Heat oil in medium sauté pan, add chicken breasts. Cook over medium heat until chicken breasts reach 165 degrees F. Chop into bite-size pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, mix pasta, chicken, croutons, lettuce, and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Toss salad with homemade dressing when ready to serve.

Homemade Caesar Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (or juice of 1/2 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Homemade Caesar Dressing Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together garlic powder, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice.
  2. Whisk in olive oil.
  3. Add mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
  4. This makes a thick Caesar dressing. Makes 1 1/2 cups of dressing you can keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
table setting with napkin

Nutritional facts per serving: 170 calories; 8g total fat; 2g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 25mg cholesterol; 300mg sodium; 15g carbohydrate; 2g fiber; 1g sugar; 0g added sugar; 11g protein; 0% Daily Value of vitamin D; 6% Daily Value of calcium; 6% Daily Value of iron; 4% Daily Value of potassium.

Source: District Two Nutrition Education Program, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

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