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Stupid Easy Chicken Pasta Salad with Peas

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Most of the time I don’t mind cooking and I think I do a pretty great job of it. I have managed to keep 6 people alive for years on end. Everyone has those nights though where you just don’t know what to make. You just want the kids to eat what you put in front of them. You don’t want to do much more than boil water.

Here is the dish for you.

Stupid Easy Chicken Pasta Salad with Peas Serves 6-8

Ingredients

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1 pound of pasta of choice-penne is great but any small pasta totally works

2- 12.5 ounce cans of canned chicken

1 pound of frozen peas

1/4-1/3 cup Mayonnaise

3/4 teaspoon Lemon pepper seasoning

1/2 teaspoon Spike All Purpose Seasoning(from a health food store) or Mrs. Dash or similar

Boil pasta following directions. Add frozen peas for the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.

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Open and drain cans of chicken. Add to a large mixing bowl and stir to break up large clumps. Add the peas and pasta to the bowl.

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Add 1/4 -1/3 of a cup of mayonnaise to the bowl and mix. It should make a very light coating over all of the ingredients. Don’t over do the mayo. Add in spices and mix.

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Refrigerate until cool and serve. That’s it I promise!

You can add other ingredients in as well as you like. I usually make the master dish then if people want to add in other things they can do it to taste. Some that my family enjoys are: grape tomatoes, sliced olives, red pepper flakes, cayenne, and Italian Dressing. Add the Italian Dressing trust me on this.

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Serve it with a garden salad and call dinner done.

Enjoy!

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