Easter weekend is just a few days away, and I don’t even have a menu planned out yet! Is that just shameful? :0)
How many of you are cooking and feel ready for the Easter feast this year? Well I know one recipe that is for sure on our menu now; Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad with poppy seed dressing.
This salad has got it all; tender chicken, pasta, almonds, cheddar cheese, craisins, mandarin oranges, crunchy romaine lettuce and poppy seed dressing brings it all together. And it’s quick and easy to assemble, so less stress right? It makes like a gazillion servings too, I mean you’ll be busting out the biggest mixing bowl you’ve got for this recipe. If you have many mouths to feed, this salad will satisfy them all. It’s a great recipe for potlucks as well, and you will have people asking for this recipe. Just FYI :0)
The pasta in this recipe gets an extra flavor boost by cooking in the poaching liquid that is left over from the chicken. You’ll just add some extra water to it so there’s enough for the whole box of Farfalle. Waste not want not, right? I love a recipe like this that doesn’t let extra flavor go down the drain. Anyway it’s a fun trick to making this salad even more yummy.
My friend Shannon brought my family a bowl of this salad one evening shortly after we lost mom to cancer last October. Our fellow church members were just phenomenal in all the support they gave me and my family during that time. We had meals for at least two weeks, probably more. And it was such a blessing, since I sure didn’t feel like cooking and we were busy making preparations for the funeral. I was introduced to some amazing recipes, and I wanted to say thanks by featuring them here on my blog! I hope you give this recipe for Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad a try, and as always leave me a comment below :0)