Creamy pesto & chicken pasta salad

Creamy pesto & chicken pasta salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 1

If you need a quick boost of carbohydrates, try this filling and nutritionally-balanced pasta salad

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
600
protein
47g
carbs
68g
fat
15g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
7g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 85g pasta shapes
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • handful halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cooked chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp low-fat crème fraîche

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Method

Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, mix the red pepper with the cherry tomatoes and chicken. Mix the pesto and crème fraîche. Drain the pasta, then stir it through. Toss through the veg and chicken and eat immediately, or pack into a container for lunch.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2012

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hib1980's picture
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Made this for the first time today and am really impressed! Used wholewheat pasta to make it a bit healthier and had to substitute light marscapone for the creme faiche as didn't have any of the latter but was still very tasty. Will definitely make again.

mayrhofer's picture
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This is a quick solution for lunchbox. Instead of basil from a jar I mashed some fresh basil with olive oil and pecorino romano, before stirring in crème fraîche. Green or kalamata olives are good addition, and don't forget to season with salt and freshly ground pepper

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