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Chicken Antipasto Salad

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 40 mins Chill 1 hr to 6 hrs
Chicken Antipasto Salad
Ingredients
  • 2 9  ounce package  refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1/2  cup  olive oil
  • 1/2  cup  red wine vinegar
  • 2  tablespoons  sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried basil, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 4  cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 9  ounce package  frozen cooked chicken breast strips, thawed, or 4 cups cooked chicken breast strips*
  • 2 15  ounce can  chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2 14  ounce can  artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 1  cup  thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2  cup  pitted whole kalamata olives or ripe olives, drained and halved
  • 2  cups  coarsely chopped tomatoes
Directions

1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Place tortellini in a very large bowl; set aside.

2. Meanwhile, for dressing, in a screw-top jar combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, mustard, basil, pepper, and garlic. Cover and shake well.

3. Add chicken strips, chickpeas, artichokes, onion, and olives to tortellini in bowl; stir gently. Add the dressing, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Just before serving, gently stir in chopped tomatoes. Makes 12 servings.

From the Test KitchenTo Tote:
  • Transport salad and chopped tomatoes in an insulated cooler with ice packs.
*
  • About 1-1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts will yield 4 cups cooked chicken strips; 12 ounces will yield 2 cups cooked chicken strips.
Nutrition Facts (Chicken Antipasto Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 406,
  • Fat, total (g) 16,
  • chol. (mg) 50,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 45,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 22,
  • vit. A (RE) 0,
  • vit. A (IU) 292,
  • vit. C (mg) 11,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 60,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 907,
  • Potassium (mg) 285,
  • calcium (mg) 131,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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