Warm Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad

This post was originally published on my blog, Muses of a Mom, and republished here with updated information.

I love how a new recipe for dinner comes together.  Thanks to an issue of Woman’s World magazine and my Imperfect Foods subscription, I made a delicious, warm chicken pasta salad.

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In my pantry, I already had bowtie pasta and a jar of sun-dried tomatoes I got from Imperfect Foods. When I discovered this recipe, I ordered lemons, garlic, zucchini, and shredded parmesan cheese. (If I had needed to, I could have also ordered the olive oil and prosciutto!) 

Everyone in the family loved this dish, and there were zero leftovers. For myself, it was hard not to take second helpings!


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Warm Chicken (Bowtie) Pasta Salad
 Woman’s World Magazine – June 8, 2020

8 oz. bowtie pasta
1 zucchini, 8 oz., cut into 1⁄4″- thick slices
1 Tbs. + 1⁄4 cup olive oil
1⁄8 tsp. + 1⁄4 tsp. salt
2 oz. sliced prosciutto (I used turkey bacon, and it was still tasty!)
2 large lemons
1 clove garlic, minced
1⁄4 tsp. pepper
1-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken (Use a rotisserie to save time!)
1⁄2 cup drained, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes sliced
1⁄2 cup basil leaves, thinly sliced + additional leaves (I used spinach I had on hand.)
1⁄4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese 


In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well. Meanwhile, heat grill pan over medium heat. Toss zucchini with 1 Tbs. oil and 1⁄ tsp. salt; grill until just tender, 8 3– 4 min. per side. Arrange prosciutto in a single layer on a large microwave-safe plate; microwave in 15-sec. intervals until crisp. Pat dry; tear into pieces.

Grate 1 tsp. zest and squeeze 1⁄ cup juice 4 from lemons into a large bowl; whisk in the garlic, pepper, and remaining 1⁄ tsp. salt and 1⁄4 cup oil. Add pasta, zucchini, chicken, 4 tomatoes, and sliced basil; toss to coat. Divide among individual serving bowls. Dividing evenly, sprinkle each serving with prosciutto pieces, Parmesan shavings, and basil leaves.

Servings: 4. Active time: 30 min. Total time: 40 min. Calories: 546 Protein: 29g Fat: 27g (5g sat.)
Chol.: 58mg Carbs.: 49g Sodium: 807mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g

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