Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Prepare the Chicken
In a small bowl, combine the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix and season both sides of the chicken. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a skillet and sear the chicken breasts over medium-high heat until booked through and golden brown on the outside. Remove from the pan and allow the meat to rest.
Prepare the Sauce
In the same pan, add another tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the garlic and red onion until you can smell the garlic. This should take 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the tomatoes gently tossing to combine. Add this mixture to the pasta.
Add the vinegar. , parmesan cheese and fresh basil or parsley to the pasta dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add fresh shredded parmesan cheese and fresh basil or parsley to the pasta dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Assemble the Chicken Pasta Salad
Slice the chicken and add to the pasta. Toss to combine. Top with additional parmesan cheese and balsamic glaze.
You can store the leftover pasta in the fridge up to 5 days. That means this is a great dish to meal prep as lunch or dinner for the whole week! To reheat, sprinkle some water overtop prior to microwaving (to avoid the pasta from drying out) and then microwave for 1-2 minutes. To make this pasta taste as good as new, add some freshly grated parmesan cheese overtop and then add some fresh basil overtop.