Mid Week YUMM! Chicken and Arugula Pasta Salad

Mid-Week never looked so YUMMY!  Chicken, cheese and warm pasta go great with peppery arugula for a delicious and flavorful meal the whole family will love.  It’s healthy and easy perfect for mid-week.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked whole-wheat fusilli pasta
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed and finely chopped
  • 8 ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 3/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 ounces fresh baby arugula
  • 1 large heirloom tomato, chopped

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
  2. Place shallot and garlic in a small bowl. Pour 1/4 cup reserved pasta cooking liquid over shallot mixture; steep 5 minutes.
  3. Place pasta and cheese in a large bowl; toss to combine. Stir in chicken, vinegar, shallot mixture, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and salt.
  4. Combine oil and arugula. Add arugula mixture to pasta mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper and tomato. (recipe: MyRecipes.com)

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