Friday, August 28, 2009

Greek Pasta Salad with Feta and Chicken

Pasta, pasta, pasta!  I know a lot of you are probably wondering why this carb-heavy meal is here.  Moderation is the key.  If eaten in reasonable proportions, pasta can be really good for your body, aside from being good (a.k.a. DELICIOUS!) to eat.
Preparation Time:  18 minutes 
12 ounces ditalini or other pasta
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and ground black pepper
2 cups cooked cubed chicken (about 1 pound)
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


1.  Cook pasta according to package directions.
2.  In a small bowl, whisk together broth, oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Add diced chicken, green pepper, and mint.
3.  Drain pasta and add to bowl with dressing and chicken. Toss to combine.
4.  Cover with plastic and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with feta cheese just before serving.

*4 servings

 SOURCE: Greek Pasta Salad with Feta and Chicken