Kelly Bland, from the UK Cooperative Extension Office, is back for another edition of What's Cookin'? here on WBKR.  This week, she's "plating up"

CHICKEN CAESAR PASTA

1 (8-ounce) package whole-wheat pasta

1 tablespoon oil

2 chicken breasts

1 cup croutons

4 cups chopped romaine lettuce

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

cup homemade Caesar dressing

HOMEMADE CAESAR DRESSING

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
(or juice of 1/2 lemon)

2 tablespoons olive oil

3/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon pepper

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DIRECTIONS:

For homemade dressing- 

1 In a small mixing bowl, whisk together garlic powder, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice.

2) Whisk in olive oil.

3) Add mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and pepper. Whisk until well combined.

**This makes a thick Caesar dressing. Makes 1 1/2 cups of dressing you can
keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

For the dish-

1) Boil pasta according to package directions. Rinse pasta in cold water and allow to dry.

2) Heat oil in medium sauté pan, add chicken breasts. Cook over medium heat until chicken breasts reach 165 degrees F. Chop into bite-size pieces.

3) In a large bowl, mix pasta, chicken, croutons, lettuce, and Parmesan cheese.

4) Toss salad with homemade dressing when ready to serve.

UK Cooperative Extension is committed to developing quick, tasty, affordable recipes that allow you to feed the entire family AND supply them with essential nutritional components. And there's no doubt that this recipe is affordable. Here's the cost per serving analysis.

Chicken Caesar Pasta yields 8 servings
Serving size = 1 cup
Cost for the entire recipe: $6.13
Cost per serving: $0.76

Kelly Bland joins Angel and me on the fourth Monday of every month on our What's Cookin'? segment presented by Kentucky Legend.

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