Chicken Caesar Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle Caesar salad dressing
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 head romaine lettuce – rinsed, dried and shredded
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Step 2

    Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.Add chicken, pepper and salt.Cook 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.Remove skillet from heat.

  • Step 3

    In a bowl, mix together salad dressing, vinegar and cheese.Toss together pasta, chicken, lettuce, and dressing mixture.Place in large serving bowl, and sprinkle with tomato.Garnish with croutons and Parmesan curls, if desired.

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