Saturday, June 5, 2010

Chicken Caesar Pasta

1 pound of rotini pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (8 ounce) bottle Caesar salad dressing
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 head romaine lettuce - rinsed, dried and chopped
1 cup of grape tomatoes, halved

Cook pasta according to package directions and then drain. Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Next add chicken, salt and pepper. Cook 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove skillet from heat.

In a bowl, mix together salad dressing, vinegar and cheese. Make a bed of lettuce on a large platter.Toss together pasta, chicken, and dressing mixture. Sprinkle with tomato. Garnish with croutons and Parmesan curls, if desired.