A Break From Baking: Chicken and Cucumber Pasta Salad

A picnic at the beach sounded like a nice way to spend the evening with the boyfriend. Sandwiches are too easy, it needed to be something a bit more special. I decided to combine our favorite things, chicken, cucumbers and pasta. You can never really go wrong with pasta salad, it’s super easy to throw together and you can put pretty much anything you want in it.

Ingredients (I didn’t do much measuring of the ingredients, just tossed in what looked right):
• 1/2 (16oz) package of corkscrew pasta
• 2 boneless chicken breasts
• 1/2 cup mayo
• 1/4 cup caesar dressing
• 1/2 of a cucumber (sliced)
• 1/4 of red pepper (chopped)
• Olive oil
• Garlic powder
• Salt
• Pepper
• Paprika
• Grape tomatoes

Prepare the chicken breasts as you see fit, I just marinated them in caesar dressing, salt and pepper, then cooked at 350F for about 30 minutes.
Cook your pasta according to the directions on the box.
In a large bowl, combine the mayo, dressing, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika.
Shred or cut the cooked chicken breast and add to the dressing mixture.
Add the cooked pasta, cucumber, red pepper and tomatoes.
Gently combine and chill in the fridge.
Put some shredded parmesan on top and enjoy!

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