Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Caramelized Onion, Broccoli and Mango

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 8
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Add something delicious to your family's dinner with this hearty grilled chicken and pasta salad!

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8oz) uncooked campanelle or rotini pasta
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 ripe mangoes, seed removed, peeled, and cut up
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise, then cut crosswise into slices (1 cup)
  • 1 bottle (8 oz) Italian dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cook pasta as directed on package; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.

Meanwhile, place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning once or twice until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Cool slightly. Cut into 3/4-inch cubes.

In 8-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in onion; cook uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 10 to 15 minutes longer, stirring every 5 minutes, until onion is deep golden brown (onion will shrink during cooking). Cool slightly.

In large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, caramelized onion and remaining ingredients; toss gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes to blend flavors.