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                    Our Best BLT Chicken and Pasta Salad
 
 Recipe By     : Woman’s Day Magazine/Bobb1744
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Bacon                            Chicken
                 Pasta                            Tomatoes
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           mayonnaise or salad dressing
      1/3  cup           water
    1      tablespoon    bottled barbecue or chili sauce
    1 1/2  teaspoons     freeze-dried chives, crumbled
      1/4  teaspoon      garlic powder
      1/4  teaspoon      pepper
    1      pound         skinless boneless chicken breast halves
    2      to 3 cups     pasta twists (rotini)
    6      slices        bacon
    2      to 3 cups     Boston, Romain, iceberg lettuce, torn -- in bite-size
 pieces
    1      large         tomato, seeded -- coarsely chopped
 
 Mix salad dressing with water, barbecue sauce, vinegar, chives, garlic powder
 and pepper in a large salad bowl until blended. Put chicken breast halves in
 6 quart pot. Add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. reduce heat to
 Low and simmer for 8-10 minutes. until chicken is no longer pin in center.
 Remove with tongs or a slotted spoon to cutting board to cool . Add enough
 water to poaching liquid in pot to cook pasta, total 4 quarts. Bring to a
 boil and add pasta. Cook for 9 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towel.
 Cut in small pieces. Add hot pasta to dressing in salad bowl. Toss to coat.
 Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Add to salad bowl along with bacon,
 lettuce and tomatoes. Toss gently to mix. Serve at room teperature or chill. 
 
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 NOTES : Excellent Potluck Dish. Can use colored rotini (natural, orange and
 green)