Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Italian Chicken Rotelle W/Broccoli & Cheese.

Good Tuesday everyone! I'm back with a food post. I love cooking, baking, and creating new recipes, but I do also love having breaks from the kitchen. Especially from those nasty dishes. I can pile stacks of dishes in no time....

I still haven't seen Hannah Montana yet due to different complications, but my little sister and older sister got to. They came out raving and raving. I am hoping I can see it this weekend. But Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and X-Men are coming out this Friday and I am being pulled in 3 directions. Not sure what I'll see!

I created this recipe when I saw my Mom had some Rotelle on the shelf. I love pasta....especially when it is cold. I added in some chicken for a more balanced meal. The broccoli and provolane cheese take it up a notch. I was out of the bottled Italian Dressing so made my own. A quick meal for those busy week nights. Chilled or eaten at room temperature, it is good.

Italian Chicken Dressing Rotelle
1 (16 oz.) bag of Garden Rotelle
2 cups chicken, cubed, cooked, and cooled
1 cup broccoli, chopped in small pieces
1 1/2 cup provolane cheese, cut into cubes
Cook pasta according to directions. Cool. Combine all ingredients together. Set aside. Make dressing and pour all over Rotelle. Refrigerate 4 hours or until chilled or eat room temperature.
Italian Dressing:
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. white sugar
2 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tbsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup white vinegar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
Combine all ingredients together in a jar or bowl. Stir very well.

Andrew has always loved sports. He has loved being outside ever since I can remember. Baseball is what he does best. He's never been a big camera lover....he'd take pictures but would never ask to have a picture taken of himself. A lot of times he'll give a look, which means get that horrid thing out of my face. Or he'll do the craziest things for the camera. He can also break out in the cheeseiest grins. The last picture is one of his many cheesy grins.

Have a good Tuesday, hopefully you are having some beautiful sunny weather. We are having cloudy cool weather. See you next with a dessert



Erica said...

mmmm I love pasta too! I have never made my own Italian dressing. Thank you for the recipe- I must try it. I bet its awesome on a salad or pasta!!

Pam said...

A terrific dish - healthy and delicious.

Melissa said...

This looks great Priscilla!

Allie said...

I make a pasta just like this I love it. Have you coated chicken with the dressing then bread crumbs and pan fry it? It's really good one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

What's for dinner? Chicken and pasta? We're there!

Jodi said...

Looks like a great pasta salad!

Jessica said...

This is my kind of dinner!

Spryte said...

YUM!! That looks so good!! I wish my husband liked that kinda salad!

Barbara Bakes said...

I haven't had pasta salad since last summer. Yours looks delicious!

Sara said...

This looks delicious! I love the colored pasta, it adds a fun touch.

Nikki said...

Well.. i'm not much of a brocolli person, but it looks good.
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The Davis' said...

Oh yum. My kind of meal. I've always liked making my own dressings, specially with lemon and olive oil. Have you ever thought of writing your own cookbook?

Katherine Aucoin said...

Ilove the homemade dressing for this. I'm going to try it next time I make a pasta salad!

Food addict said...

That looks so yummy!! I love pasta as well!!

Maria said...

The pasta looks fantastic!!

Dazy said...

I'm trying to make this tomorrow. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

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