Chicken Club Salad Pasta

Club Sandwiches should be on the national registry for foods somewhere. It is a classic sandwich but not everyone likes sandwiches. So how about a Chicken club Salad with Pasta? How yummy does that sound? I give you a summertime favorite salad. It is so good!! I am taking our favorite chicken sandwich with mayonnaise, tomato and chicken along with some salty bacon and I put it into a bowl with pasta.

This is the perfect meal all alone, it would work next to a sandwich or with some grilled chicken. The dressing reminds me of a ranch type dressing, but it is not quite. Being from the East coast, we claim to know our sandwiches, and the club is a special type of sandwich. It is layered in flavors and bread. When you take that first bite, you have the joy of meat, tomato, mayo, lettuce and bacon within some tasty bread. Well, this pasta dish is going to give you those same layers of flavor, minus the bread.

8 ounces of cooked small shell pasta
2 cups of cooked and chopped chicken
12 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon
¾ cup Italian salad dressing
½ cup mayonnaise
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped green pepper
8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
½ avocado, peeled and chopped
1 cup cubed Muenster cheese

Bring a large pot of water with salt added to a boil

Boil the pasta according to package directions

Drain the pasta when it is Al dente

Whisk the dressing and the mayonnaise together

Stir in the chicken and the bacon, stir to combine

Add in celery, avocado, green pepper and halved tomatoes, stirring to combine


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