Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions are entirely my own.
Fast and easy Italian Tortellini Salad with Grilled Chicken in a weeknight dinner dream come true. Ready in just a few minutes and whipped up in just one bowl, this main course salad is one for the record books. And a bonus…it’s even better the next day!
Sometimes….days don’t go as planned. I like to have a game plan for the day when I wake up in the morning, a running list of things that I would like to accomplish before the day is done. Then…as soon as I step my feet on the floor…that whole plan is shot. Basically. Before it even had a chance to begin. That whole to-do list goes out the window like a big gust of wind carrying all my hopes and dreams for the day with it. Gone. Forever.
It’s days like those that I like to have easy dinner ideas at the ready….just in case my dinner plans went out the window with my to-do list. When I was “teaching” myself how to cook I created a few favorites that stuck with me for several years. Tried and true recipes that I would throw together at a moments notice without sacrificing flavor or spending hours in the kitchen. Since then, those recipes have gotten even easier to whip up with the help of products like Tyson® Grilled and Ready Chicken and Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing.
When I made my last trip to Walmart a few days ago, I decided to stock up on a few pantry staples so I would have everything I needed to make my favorite Italian Tortellini Salad with Grilled Chicken. After I grabbed my favorite Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing, I headed to the freezer section where I found the Tyson® Grilled and Ready Chicken. It’s pre-cooked chicken that you can just reheat in the oven or microwave making it super convenient for easy lunches and dinners. This chicken is going to make a regular appearance on our dinner table in the weeks to come. It’s healthy and perfect for throwing in everything like these nachos, quesadillas or this salad.
My Italian Tortellini Salad with Grilled Chicken makes a great main course dinner option and takes about 10 minutes to put together. The tortellini soaks up the Italian dressing making is super flavorful and addictive. The longer it sits, the better it becomes. And leftovers make a great lunch the next day. Dinner and lunch in one…..what’s better than that? If you’re looking for more quick and easy recipes click here!
- 1 lb cheese tortellini, cooked according to package instructions
- 1 bottle Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing
- 2 cups Tyson® Grilled and Ready Chicken, reheated in microwave
- 1 cup sliced mini sweet peppers
- 1 cup frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and chopped
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1/2 cup sliced black olives
- 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
- In a large bowl, toss the warm tortellini with 1/2 the bottle of Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing. Allow the tortellini to sit for 5 minutes. Add the chicken, peppers, artichokes, tomatoes, olives and onion to the bowl and toss to combine. Serve immediately.