The Chew: Mario Batali’s Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe With Green Olives

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The Chew: Mario Batali’s Chicken Pasta Salad with Green Olives and Raisins

Every barbecue cookout needs a some kind of salad to go with it. Rather than make you toil over making a decision, Mario Batali made it easy on all of us by choosing for us with his chicken pasta salad recipe.

The Chew: Mario Batali’s Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

The Chew: Mario Batali's Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe With Green Olives

Mario Batali’s chicken pasta salad recipe is the perfect addition to any cookout.

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  • 1 pound Bow-Tie Pasta
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Chicken Breast (cut into strips)
  • 1/2 Red Onion (sliced into half moons)
  • 3/4 cup Green Olives (pitted and halved)
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1 cup Hellmann’s Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice (or more to taste)
  • zest of an Orange
  • 1/4 cup Parsley leaves (lightly packed)

The Chew: Mario Batali’s Chicken Pasta Salad Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to the package instructions.  
  2. After you cook the pasta following the package instructions, submerge it in ice water so that the pasta stops cooking and keeps its al dente texture.
  3. Add oil, chicken strips, onions, olives and raisins to a hot pan.
  4. Ask your butcher to slice up your chicken breast for the salad.
  5. Cook until chicken is cooked through and onions are softened.
  6. Set aside to cool.
  7. In a large bowl, combine Hellmann’s, orange zest and juice to create a dressing.
  8. You can use dried cranberries instead of raisins and other juices like grapefruit or lemon instead of orange.
  9. Add cooled pasta, parsley, chicken and olive mixture to dressing and toss to coat.
  10. This pasta salad can be served chilled or at room temperature.

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