Photo: Sunset
Total Time
30 Mins
Makes 6 main-course servings

A refreshing option for dinner on a hot summer night. Prep and Cook Time: about 30 minutes. Notes: Ingredients can be prepped and pasta cooked a day ahead of time and chilled (add 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil to the cooked pasta). Toss everything together just before serving.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender to the bite, 9 to 12 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and rinse thoroughly under cold water until completely cool (see Notes).

Step 2

In a medium bowl, whisk together ricotta, sour cream, lemon zest and juice, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper.

Step 3

In a large bowl, toss together pasta, corn, red onion, chicken, tomatoes, and basil. Add ricotta-lemon dressing to pasta mixture and stir to evenly coat pasta. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 1/2-cup serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Sherrylw's Review

September 09, 2011

Kgriffin7601's Review

June 12, 2011
Good, quick and easy.

rhutton's Review

June 04, 2011
I used all these ingredients only omitted the red onion and used white and green onions, also Im not a huge tomato fan so I used italian diced tomatoes with the seasoning already in there. absolutely wonderful!

PinkLadyLA's Review

September 13, 2010
I agree that this recipe is bland as is. I added cilantro and that made a big difference. I also agree that the ricotta, sour cream, lemon zest dressing should be cut in half. It made way too much. It's a solid recipe. Maybe not one I'd serve to company but good enough for me.

susanhale's Review

August 11, 2010
This recipe features nice, healthy ingredients, but is a bit bland. Next time, I will add garlic to the dressing and use more chicken. Other veggies like red bell pepper, cucumber, etc. would work well in this. You can decrease the dressing amounts by half and there will still be more than enough!