Chicken & pasta salad

Chicken & pasta salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

For a speedy, superhealthy supper this pasta dish is just the thing - save leftovers for lunch the next day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
470
protein
44g
carbs
64g
fat
6g
saturates
1g
fibre
4g
sugar
7g
salt
0.26g

Ingredients

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thickly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g penne or fusilli pasta
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp each chopped thyme and oregano
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 150g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 50g bag rocket
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Mix the pepper and onion with 1 tsp oil and roast for 20 mins.
  2. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile put the chicken breasts between two sheets of cling film and bash with a rolling pin until they’re about 1cm thick. Mix remaining oil, herbs, chilli and garlic then rub all over the chicken. Heat a griddle or barbecue and cook for 3-4 mins on each side.
  4. Slice the chicken on a board, scrape into the pasta with any juices, plus the roasted onion and pepper, cherry tomatoes, rocket, vinegar and seasoning. Toss together and eat warm or cold.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2011

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bethocallaghan's picture
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I threw the tomatoes in the oven with the onion and pepper for the last five minutes, so they softened a bit and provided a little 'sauce'. Very good.

liezeldutoit's picture
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Very tasty, quick to make and low fat. My hubby and I are on a low fat, high work out week to prepare for our summer holiday and this is a great recipe that does not compromise on taste

jillbrain's picture
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Good, but felt it was a bit dry, needed some sauce

menapian's picture
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The chicken looked at the pasta and say's "you don't bother me and I won't bother you". Still tasty and easy to prepare regardless.

claire_a's picture
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Just made this dish for my mother and myself. Tasted amazing and was very easy (especially the the novice cook i am!).

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