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Vegan Blackened Chix Pasta Salad

on March 26, 2012

The much waited for VEGAN BLACKENED CHIX PASTA SALAD!!! (woooo’s and ahhhh’s). So this is another one of the hubby’s wonderful ideas. He does the dinner cooking, I do the desserts. Makes a great life because I don’t like cooking dinner. I always eat too much while cooking so I’m not hungry by the time I’m done 🙂 So here it is. Let us know what you think and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Vegan Blackened Chix Pasta Salad

Ingredients

1 T – Brown Sugar Bourbon (Grill Mates McCormick)

1 1/2 T – Mojito Lime (Grill Mates McCormick)

1 T – Montreal Steak Seasoning (Grill Mates McCormick)

1 T – Fiesta Lime (Mrs. Dash)

2 t – Seasoned Salt (Any brand)

1 T – Italian Seasoning (McCormick)

1/2 Cup – Corn Oil

1/4 Cup – Corn Oil (for frying pan)

4 Vegan Chicken Patties (Gardien)

8 oz – Spring Pasta

1 – Red Pepper, diced

1/2 Cup – Corn

1/ 2 Cup – Peas

1 T – Extra Light Olive Oil

Italian Vinaigrette or any salad dressing of your choice (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees and make sure you rack in the highest it can go and still fit a cookie sheet on.
  2. Defrost Chicken. Hubby puts in the microwave just until they are defrosted.
  3. Mix seasonings (all 6) with the 1/2 cup corn oil.
  4. Coat chicken with the seasoning and oil mixture.
  5. Place the 1/4 cup oil in pan and get it nice and hot to about 350 degrees.
  6. While waiting for oil to get hot get a cookie sheets out and line with tinfoil. Place a good amount of oil on tinfoil.
  7. Place chicken patties in pan and sear on both sides on med/high heat for about 2 1/2 minutes each side. * CAUTION – IT WILL SMOKE, POP and SIZZLE. BE CAREFUL*
  8. Once seared on both sided place chicken on your well oiled tinfoil cookie sheet and place in oven for 5-8 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  10. Well chicken is cooling cook your pasta.
  11. Once pasta is done diced your chicken into about 1/4 inch cubes.
  12. Mix your pasta, chicken, red pepper, corn and peas together along with the light olive oil. Add your salad dressing if you like.
  13. Enjoy!
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