Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad
No one will guess that this dish starts with leftovers. Grilled chicken gets a second chance as the star ingredient in a fresh pasta salad.
Why This Recipe Works
For a Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad recipe that made good use of leftover smoky grilled chicken, we chose to dress the salad with barbecue sauce (the white barbecue sauce from our Alabama BBQ Chicken recipe, in particular). We also determined that curly corkscrew pasta was the best shape to trap and hold the ingredients and flavors of our Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad, and the pasta cooking water served to thin out our dressing.