Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Baja Chicken Pasta Salad

Baja Chicken Pasta Salad

3/4  pound         Chicken Breast -- *
6      ounces        Dried Mixed Fruit -- **
1      cup             Ring Macaroni Or Orzo -- Raw
1      cup             Jicama -- Cubed
2                         Green Onions/Tops -- Sliced
1/2  cup               Mayonnaise Or Salad Dressing
2      tablespoons   Sour Cream Or Plain Yogurt
1      teaspoon      Red Chiles -- Ground
1/4  teaspoon       Salt

*      The chicken breast should be boneless, skinless and weigh about 3/4 
**     You should use 1 6-oz package of diced mixed fruit.  There should 
Heat enough salted water to cover the chicken breast (1/4 tsp salt to 1 
cup of water) to boiling in a 4 quart Dutch oven.  Add the chicken breast.
Cover and heat to boiling, reduce the heat and simmer until the chicken is 
done, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon.

Heat the water to boiling and add the fruit and ring macaroni or orzo 
gradually so that the water continues to boil.  Boil, uncovered, stirring 
occasionally, just until the ring macaroni is tender, about 6 to 8 minutes 
or 10 minutes for the orzo, then drain.  Rinse with cold water and drain 

Cut the chicken into 1/2-inch pieces and mix with the fruit, 
macaroni, jicama and onions.  Mix the remaining ingredients and toss with 
the chicken mixture.  

Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2