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Lightened Up Italian Pasta Salad

Laden with tender chicken and plenty of vibrant springtime veggies, this Lightened Up Italian Pasta Salad is a no fuss picnic friendly lunch that is flavorful and healthy.
6 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Lightened Up Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Penne
  • 2 ⅔ cups cook and dice Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • ½ cups grate Carrot
  • ½ cups dice Onion, Red
  • ¾ cups halve Grape Tomatoes
  • ¼ cups dice Zucchini
  • 6 tablespoons Italian Dressing, Fat Free
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper

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Nutritional Information

  • 1/2 cup serving- 252 Calories
  • 3g Fat
  • 53mg Cholesterol
  • 201mg Sodium
  • 264mg Potassium
  • 32g Carbs
  • 2g Fiber
  • 3g Sugars
  • 24g Protein
  • WW+ Points 6

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions until just al dente.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir.
  3. Serve cold.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions until just al dente.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Divide among indicated number of quart freezer bags.
  4. Label and freeze.

Freeze For Later Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Serve cold.

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  1. This one did not turn out well for me at all. I want to give it another shot, but will prep it differently next time – saute & brown the chicken instead of crock pot prep and keep the dressing out until serving day. I tried it today for lunch and couldn’t eat it after it was defrosted. Disappointed because it had a lot of promise based on the ingredients 🙁

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