Romaine lettuce tossed with bow-tie noodles, grilled chicken, red onion, shredded Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing; for the ultimate Caesar salad!
Chicken Caesar Salad with Bowtie Noodles
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This is the best lunch or light dinner option out there y’all! When I am in a hurry or wanting a filling but not heavy meal, this is what I make. Every time!
Light crisp and fresh romaine lettuce with it’s slight sweetness pairs so beautifully with grilled chicken and red onion. Then add in some bow-tie noodles and suddenly it’s a meal, rather than a side. Toss the whole lot with Parmesan Cheese and your favorite Caesar dressing; it’s a win baby! It’s a win.
Try serving this amazing Caesar Salad alongside some of my two hour french bread; you won’t regret it!
Getting paid to laugh
There is a great likelihood that you don’t know me in person. Therefore, you don’t know that I have a killer laugh!
Well, actually I don’t know if I still have a great laugh, I feel like it’s changed some as I’ve aged and learned not to laugh so freely.
However, back in the day: I had a killer laugh.
In fact, it was so killer great that I was paid to be a “laugher” in the crowd at a comedy club.
Bet you didn’t even know that’s a real job! Neither did I until I got offered the job. Hahaha! (See what I mean?! Great laugh right there… Chortle. Chortle.)
(Hey you, Reader!, remember how this post is about bow-tie caesar salad? Speaking of bow-ties: look how cute my little guy is in a bow tie! Awww, j’adore! That’s French for he’s such a cutie and here come a bunch more pics from this shoot because I am obsessed and have to share! Hahaha! Actually I think it’s french for ” I love”, but close enough!)
19 credits and 3 jobs later…
My college education was paid for by grants and scholarships. However, that money didn’t cover my living costs. In an effort to afford housing right next to campus (with a pool), I got myself three jobs.
I was a waitress at The Pizza Factory, a Customer Service Representative at Dominos Pizza, and a Car-hop at Sonic Drive-in!
Then I was smart enough to try taking 19 credits per semester (yes I did have to get special permission to take that many credits at a time). It was brutal y’all! Brutal.
Then one day my luck changed for the better…
Caesar Salad and Giggles
My favorite food we served at the Pizza Factory I waitressed at was a Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with sauteed mushrooms. I loved that salad y’all (and yes it is what I am totally copycatting in this Caesar Salad recipe).
So one day I was sitting eating a plate of that delicious salad while on break. I was working on my math homework as I ate.
Dear Reader, If you don’t know me well enough to know that I have a great laugh, then you definitely don’t know me well enough to know that I am TERRIBLE at math.
now don’t ask me anything more
cuz I’ll go running for the door or end up on the floor
as I die from embarrassment.
(Bet ya didn’t know I’m such an awesome poet either!)
As I tried to work out the psychotic language that is Algebra 2, I came across a funny doodle note my buddy had left in my math book: I used to have this great friend that would always leave craziness in my math and science books because he knew I would be miserable while doing those homeworks (Yes, I am also very bad at science).
I can’t even remember what was in said note, but it startled a great big loud laugh right out of me.
Giggle Game Changer
The giggle was a game changer y’all. Two tables down enjoying Breadsticks and Bowtie Caesar Salad was a table of two men and one woman, and they owned a comedy club.
One of the men jumped up and all but ran to my table. He asked if I was interested in a job and I said I was already working more than I could handle. He said to quit the others and come work for him.
I stayed working at the Pizza Factory because I just couldn’t walk away from my favorite Caesar Salad, and I loved being a waitress. (I’m a social person— and— you are learning SO MUCH about me right now! Probably more than you care to know actually…).
However, I quit my other great jobs and took up a new one as a “laugher” at a comedy club. Where I was literally paid to sit in the crowd and feast on the yummy food while laughing at the comedians jokes.
Why would they hire someone to do that? Because sometimes crowds are tense and then the comedian gets tense and then laughing doesn’t happen,. But laughing is contagious; so if someone with say a super loud super great laugh starts it, most everyone else will follow.
They also hired a guy that sounded like a donkey when he laughed. So maybe I don’t have such a great laugh. Maybe people weren’t laughing with me, they were laughing at me.
Hahaha! Probably. Oh well…
Okay, I’ll stop talking your ear off and let you try this amazing super fast and super easy Grilled Chicken and Bowtie Noodles Caesar Salad…
Enough talk, Let’s eat!
- 1/2 of a 1lb box of Farfalle (bow tie) noodles, boiled to al dente then drained and rinsed with COLD water
- 1 Head Romaine Lettuce, Chopped or shredded, and WELL rinsed then dried
- 1 cup grilled chicken, cut into strips or cubes
- 1/8 Red Onion thinly sliced
- 1/4 -1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
- Approximately 1/2 cup Marie's Caesar Dressing (from the refrigerated salad dressing section at your local grocer)
- 2 TBS Milk
- 2 Dashes of Pepper
- 1 dash of Salt
- My favorite Caesar dressing is hands down Marie's. the flavor is spot on. However I believe it is too thick, so I stir it well with the milk and add the salt and pepper to bring the flavor back up to it's original kapow!
- Toss al ingredients together and let sit for approximately 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately.