Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

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This is the perfect side for your next BBQ.

YIELDS:8
PREP TIME:HOURS 10 MINS
TOTAL TIME:HOURS 30 MINS
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE PASTA SALAD
1 lb.penne

1 tbsp.extra-virgin olive oil

boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 tsp.Italian seasoning

1 tsp.garlic powder

Kosher salt

2 c.chopped romaine lettuce

1 c.halved grape tomatoes

1/2 c.freshly grated Parmesan

1/2 c.croutons

2/3 c.Caesar dressing

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tbsp.freshly chopped parsley

Freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS
  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook penne according to package directions until al dente. Drain and transfer to large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Season chicken with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt. Cook until golden and cooked through, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 10 minutes, then cut into 1″ pieces.
  3. Add romaine, tomatoes, Parmesan, croutons, and chicken to pasta bowl.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together Caesar dressing, lemon juice, and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Pour over penne mixture and toss to combine.