Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

I found this recipe on pinterest from here. My hubby is a big Caesar salad guy so I tried it out on him... and he kept taking "one more" spoonful- must be good!!

I had some chicken leftover from the night before that had simmered for about 4 hours with seasonings so it was falling apart on me as I was trying to get it out of the pot- YUM!!!
(By simmering a large amount of chicken all together it provides enough for several small dishes for a week. Might as well if you are only cooking for a few.)

So here it is:
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Author: Amy Allen Clark
Prep time:  15 mins
Cook time:  12 mins
Total time:  27 mins
Serves: 6

To make this dish quicker, use a rotisserie chicken instead of roasting your own!

1 pound dry penne pasta
4 boneless chicken breasts, roasted & seasoned with Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic seasoning* 
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
1-2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic seasoning*
1 (8 ounce) bottle Caesar salad dressing
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 head romaine lettuce – rinsed, dried and shredded
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved (or 1-2 regular tomatoes chopped)
 ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Prepare chicken as directed above. Allow the meat to rest ten minutes and then dice or shred for your pasta salad.
Prepare your lettuce and tomatoes and toss them into a large bowl with the cooled chicken.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
In a bowl, mix together salad dressing, vinegar, and seasonings. Toss together pasta, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, and dressing mixture.
Garnish with croutons and Parmesan cheese, if desired. 

*I had McCormick's Pinch Perfect Garlic and Herb- anything similar to these will work for this.