Weekend Greek Pasta

One of our local Greek restaurants, called Tazikis, has a weekend pasta special that is amazing.   It’s got layers of pasta, lettuce, grilled chicken, all tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, and topped with tomatoes and feta.  Hubby and I love to make it at home, because it’s quick and has a unique flavor.

Tazikis uses penne pasta, but I prefer ziti which is a slightly thinner walled pasta generally  (you might notice this is actually ziti rigati because my Shipt shoppers do not seem to understand the difference).  First thing I do is start my pasta boiling.

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Meanwhile, I defrost my grilled chicken breast and prep my ingredients.  Just as a reminder, I grill extra chicken over the weekends and freeze to make my weekday meal prep go faster, since I usually only have 20 minutes if any at all.

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Yes, I know feta can be forked, but as engineers we prefer uniformity, so I dice it. Now its time to start building a plate!  I add pasta, lettuce, chicken, and tomato before drizzling with balsamic and tossing.  I haven’t found anything close to Tazikis dressing, but luckily they sell it in a takeout container!

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After tossing my ingredients, I add the feta (Hubby also adds black olives to his).

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Also one of my twins loves to eat noodles mixed in this dressing, so don’t forget to let your little ones try a variation.

~ Kristen


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