Freedom’s Choice® Southwest Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients (Serves 8-10)


  • ¾  (12 ounce) package Freedom’s Choice® Tri Color Rotini pasta
  • 1 10oz Can Freedom’s Choice® Canned Chunk Chicken Breast
  • ⅓ cup Freedom’s Choice® Light Olive Oil    
  •  ¼ cup fresh lime juice    
  •  2 tablespoons Freedom’s Choice® Chili Powder, or to taste    
  •  2 teaspoons ground cumin    
  •  ½ teaspoon salt    
  •  1 teaspoon Freedom’s Choice® Garlic Powder    
  •  1 ½ cups Freedom’s Choice® Frozen Cut Corn, thawed or Freedom’s Choice® Canned Corn     
  •  1 (15 ounce) can Freedom’s Choice® or Full Circle® Black Beans, drained and rinsed    
  •  ½ cup diced green bell pepper    
  •  ½ cup diced red bell pepper    
  •  ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves    
  •  1 cup chopped roma (plum) tomatoes    
  • 1 cup Freedom’s Choice® Fancy Taco Blend Shredded Cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large bowl combine oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and garlic powder. Stir in pasta and set aside to cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in chicken, corn, beans, green pepper, red pepper and 1/2 of the cilantro leaves. Spoon onto a platter and garnish with tomatoes and remaining cilantro. Serve chilled or at room temperature, topping with cheese immediately before serving.
  • Freedom’s Choice® Snacking Sharp Cheddar cubes can be used or a chunkier cheesed-up version. 
  • Add sliced black olives for even more Southwest flavor.
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