There are so many variations on pasta salads. I've said it before, but I'm not a fan of crunchy things in soft salads - so I hate raw onions or celery in pasta salads. Believe it or not, I got this recipe from an old boyfriend - the flavors are perfect and the texture is just how I like it!
2 chicken breasts
McCormick Montreal Chicken seasoning
1 lb tri-color cork screw pasta
1 block of pepper jack cheese, cubed
2 cups broccoli, chopped steamed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved,
1 7oz jar of green olives, drained
3/4 bottle of store bought italian dressing
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
Meanwhile, generously season the chicken with the Montreal Chicken seasoning. Grill chicken until juices run clear. Cut chicken into half inch cubes.
Combine pasta, grilled chicken, cheese, broccoli, tomatoes, and olives. Toss together with dressing. Chill in the fridge until served.