Chicken Chipotle Pasta Salad {Circulon Giveaway}

Loaded with fresh vegetables, chicken, bacon and a spicy chipotle lime sauce this Chicken Chipotle Pasta Salad is sure to make an appearance on your picnic table all summer long. 

Chicken Chipotle Pasta Salad  from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Now that we are starting to get into the summer months I’m starting to get into the “I don’t want to cook anything that involves turning on my oven” frame of mind.  See our small apartment turns into one giant hot box when the slightest amount of heat is emitting from there and there’s no place for it go.  I do have a window in the kitchen but any attempts with a window fan to pull the heat out have proven to be worthless.   So there I sit in my little red kitchen, hot, sticky and grumpy.  I’d say hangry but I’m smart enough to cook recipes that involve bacon so I get cooks treats along the way.

Which is why pasta salad is my perfect summer meal, for some it’s a side dish for me it’s a full on meal.  I love tossing in every fresh seasonal vegetable I can find, a good source of protein and a flavorful dressing to pull everything together.  Plus it makes a lot, that means easy lunches and lazy dinners for a few nights ahead of me.

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My pasta salad formula doesn’t change much, why should you change something that works so well but for this time around I went for a bit of Southwestern flair.  The tender chunks of pan roasted chicken and brightly colored peppers are tossed in a spicy chipotle buttermilk sauce.  The bacon and the broccoli? Well maybe not so Southwestern but it gives the recipe some added crunch and salt.

I’m actually sharing this recipe today over at the Circulon Website.  Go ahead and click over to find out everything you need to get it on the table tonight.  Before you go though, I’d love to tell you a little about the new Circulon® Innovatum line found only at Target stores.

This premium-quality, dishwasher safe cookware has patented Total® Nonstick System, raised nonstick circles that create the most efficient nonstick cooking surface in the world.  The cookware comes in 3 different 10-piece cookware sets of Hard-Anodized, Stainless Steel and Porcelain Enamel in red!  I’ve been cooking with the stainless steel set for a few weeks now plus some open stock pieces, including the porcelain enamel.  I’ve always been a big fan Circulon cookware, from even cooking to easy clean up but I’m crazy in love with the Innovatum line.

My food has browned beautifully in Stainless Steel deep skillet and the Porcelain Enameled 3 quart covered saute pan has yet to leave my stove top! It gets washed and place right back there!

Would you love to win a set of your own?  One lucky winner will win their choice of Circulon® Innovatum Cookware collections (Hard Anodized, Porcelain Enamel, and Stainless Steel nonstick) plus a $50 TARGET gift card to purchase the coordinating open stock items!

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I was provided with cookware and compensation on behalf of  Circulon® for this post.  As always all opinions are my own and thank for supporting brands that I work with. 

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37 thoughts on “Chicken Chipotle Pasta Salad {Circulon Giveaway}

  1. Alida

    I love this pasta salad…chicken and chipotle are a wonderful combination. That would be a tough choice for the cookware, but probably porcelain enamel.

  2. Mary Beth Elderton

    I would LOVE the Hard Anodized cookware! I would cook a huge TexMex feast first thing! Something that used every pot and pan 🙂

  3. Lori Williams

    I think I would pick the stainless steel non-stick and the first thing I would cook is some Country Fried Steak for my awesome husband of 24 years! He has been working out the yard trying to get it cleaned up before any hurricanes come, despite his aches and pains. Love him so much! #blessed #ilovemyhusband Thank you!

  4. Phyllis Gauker

    Hard anodized for me.I seem to have a skillet or pan I use for particular dishes, and this pan might be my browning anything pan.

  5. Allison Z

    This pasta salad looks so good. For the contest, IF I were to win, I would love the Stainless Steel!

  6. Heather

    I would have a hard time choosing between the Hard Anodized and the Porcelain Enamel…..such pretty pans! First thing I would make is some chicken enchiladas!

  7. Jennifer Essad

    I’d love the Porcelain Enamel thank you for this offer I’d love to cook with this new pan and recipe

  8. Susan Christy

    I would pick the porcelain enamel. I don’t cook indoors much in the summer, but I could use a new pot for corn on the cob.

  9. Annette

    I love Circulon and have one of their pieces; it’s my favorite pot to use. If I win I’ll choose the Hard-Anodized to match my other pot; the first thing I’d cook is a Tuscan Vegetable Soup.

  10. Mary O.

    I like the beauty of the Circulon Genesis Stainless Steel and I would choose to make a chicken, rice and sauteed veggies.

  11. Brenda Haines

    The Circulon Genesis Hard Anodized 12″ Open Stir Fry Pan and I would cook clam linguini, yum! Thanks

  12. nadya kotik

    It’s such a hard choice but I guess stainless steel wins. I would make some fried vegetables with pasta and chicken breasts

  13. fabiola@notjustbaked

    It’s kind of a tough choice lol! All of them?!!! Ok, I would love the ceramic set. I’d cook a cherry tomato, garlic, simple olive oil linguine. Celebrate Summer and a new cooking set!

  14. valerie sobus

    I’m not 100% what set i’d choose, but I think the porcelain enamel. What an AMAZING giveaway! And as for what too cook first? Lately i’ve been loving asian dishes and would most likely make my veggie pad thai 🙂


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