Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nikki's Tortellini Chicken Salad

This is my friend Nikki's recipe and it's delicious! You'll want to make it around lunch time so that it's nice and cold for a hot summer night.

18oz. frozen or refrigerated tortellini
4 c. cubed, cooked chicken breast
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
6 oz. sliced olives, drained
1 c. cubed Jack cheese
1/3 c. fresh parsley, minced
1/2 red onion (this isn't in the original recipe, but I had it on hand and it was awesome in the salad!)
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. pepper
3/4 c. balsamic vinaigrette
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook tortellini according to package; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine everything. Drizzle vinaigrette and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Add more cheese before serving.

4 stars!

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