Monday, July 7, 2014

Tortellini with Grilled Chicken and Artichoke Hearts

I use a lot of  Star Fine Food products when it comes to making pasta salads.  Why? Because it makes an otherwise complicated recipe so much easier and the flavors are just perfect.  Like this recent pasta salad I made using Cara Mia grilled Artichoke hearts....already chopped and grilled and no work at all!  You'll love the smokey grilled flavors from the chicken too! 

Tortellini with Grilled Chicken and Artichoke Hearts

Chicken

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Salad

1 16 ounce package of fresh refrigerated Cheese Tortellini 
1 tablespoon of sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped 
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated (and more to taste)

Light the grill. Coat the chicken with olive oil and season with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp pepper.  Grill or broil until just done, 4-5 minutes per side. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes and then cut into bite sized pieces and set aside.  

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the tortellini for about 6 minutes and then drain and rinse with cool water. In a large bowl, toss the pasta with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Make sure to coat all the pasta thoroughly, so it won't stick together.  Add the chicken, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, another 1/4 cup of olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste, and the Parmesan to pasta and toss well.  Serve chilled or warm.

Cara Mia Artichoke Hearts can be found atWalmart stores, Stater Bros. and online at http://bit.ly/grilledartichokes.

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