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Black Bean-Chicken Pasta Salad With Creamy Cilantro Dressing

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“From recipelink.com, I wanted a similar recipe, or copycat to the Chicken Cilantro Salad that Albertsons sells in my area. I posted a request on this board and got this reply. Sounds good and plan on trying soon.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Prepare dressing. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook chicken in hot oil for 6-8 minutes , stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in th center. Toss chicken, chili powder, garlic and salt. (add more seasonings to taste if you wish) Set chicken aside.
  3. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water.
  4. Mix pasta, chicken,dressing, tomato and beans. Enjoy!
  5. Creamy Cilantro-Pesto Dressing.
  6. 1 1/2 cups chopped cilantro (3/4 cup dried).
  7. 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese.
  8. 1/3 cups pine nuts.
  9. 1/3 cup olive oil.
  10. 1/4 cup whipping cream **.
  11. 1 teaspoons grated lemon peel.
  12. 1 TBSP.lemon juice ***.
  13. 1/8 teaspoons ground red pepper.
  14. 2 cloves garlic.
  15. Place all above ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  16. Cover and process until smooth.

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