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BLT Pasta Salad

Written By Cook It Quickly on Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 2:20 PM

2 cups uncooked dried mini rotini or fusilli pasta
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup ranch dressing
10 slices bacon, cooked, chopped
2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over until sizzling. Add minced garlic, parsley flakes, salt and lemon juice; sauté 1 minute.

Add chicken; sauté 13-18 minutes or until chicken reaches at least 165°F, is golden brown on both sides and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

Remove chicken from skillet. Cut into bite-sized pieces; set aside.

Place cooked pasta, salad dressing, bacon and tomatoes into skillet; stir until heated through. Add chicken and spinach; toss to coat.


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