Campanelle with Roasted Garlic, Chicken, and Arugula

Creamy and Zesty Campanelle Pasta with Chicken, Roasted Arugula and Garlic

This warm Chicken Pasta salad presents an abundance of flavors that everyone is sure to love. The fresh taste of the olives and tomatoes perfectly compliments the taste of the chicken.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Galbani® Mozzarella, 1/2 inch dice
  • 1 qt. reduced sodium chicken stock
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup roasted or sundried tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb. campanelle pasta, or other ruffled shape
  • 3 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. capers, drained
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, cut in half

Directions

  • In a large sauté pan, boil the chicken stock on high heat until reduced to 2 cups. Remove from pan and reserve.
  • Put mozzarella, arugula, tomatoes, and basil in a large mixing bowl. Reserve.
  • Cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and reserve without rinsing.
  • Wipe out the sauté pan and cook the oil and garlic on medium heat, stirring constantly until the garlic is toasted, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken, capers, olives, pasta, and reduced stock to the sauté pan. Heat until warmed through, about 3 minutes.
  •  Add the entire mixture to the mixing bowl with the other ingredients and toss to coat. Mozzarella will just begin to melt softly.
  • Serve immediately.

Campanelle with Roasted Garlic, Chicken, and Arugula Tips:

  • Spice it up a little. Finely chop Fresh Thyme and parsley leaves to compliment the chunks of chicken. This will also add some color and a fresh scent to this pasta.