Honey-mustard chicken pasta

Honey-mustard chicken pasta

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(38 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
This tasty pasta dish is a great way of using up your leftover chicken

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal450
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.55g
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  • 300g farfalle or other pasta shape
  • 3 tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise (use full-fat if you prefer)
  • 1 heaped tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 300g cooked chicken, torn into rough pieces



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced (or use ½ red onion, thinly sliced)
    Spring onions

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • small bunch basil, leaves roughly torn



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 4 tomatoes, quartered, then each chunk halved



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…


  1. Boil the pasta, then cool under running water. Mix the mayo, mustard and honey in a large bowl and loosen with a little water to make a dressing the consistency of double cream. Add the pasta, chicken, onions, basil and tomatoes, season to taste, then gently mix together.

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Comments (38)

casafood74's picture

Yummy! I added broad beans, green beans and cherry tomatoes. I also used basil oil in my dressing as had no fresh basil and thought this was a great dish for the summer months.

Manners44's picture

Lovely dish!! I added chopped bacon, mushroom and spinach!!

misskay69's picture

ummm Yummy, just made this for my lunch tomorrow at work and really looking forward to it, just had a sneaky taste and it is yummy and low in fat

manuker's picture

Can I make a batch and keep it on the fridge to have through the week for lunch?

cathrynmay's picture

This was a perfect meal for dinner on a warm summers evening. I did put in two spoons each of the mayo, mustard and honey. Just so I had a bit more dressing, after reading other people's comments about it being dry.

This went down a storm though and will do it again as it was so quick and easy. It would also be perfect for picnics & BBQ's

muffinissimo's picture

Lovely salad! I put mustard seeds instead of mustard and also added sweetcorn. Oh and I put much less onion, and thought it was oniony enough.

nrb8401's picture

Didn't change a thing, tasted lovely and will defo have it again!

Would be great at a barbecue or with baked potato....nummy!!

suebear's picture

I added a small tin of drained sweetcorn when I prepared the recipe for our wedding anniversary. My husband who will not eat mayo absolutely adored it!

leighandsally's picture

This is lovely. Not normally a fan of mustard but the dressing was yummy. Didn't have any basil and had run out of onions so substituted with a red pepper. Have packed remainder up to take to work....can't wait :)

grumpysockswife's picture

Easy peasy and very tasty, a great meal to make with leftovers!

lindeens's picture

One of the tastiest recipes here! I was surprised how tasty the end product was since the ingredients were so simple!

maryjaneleslie's picture

i made it with bits of ham for lunch

maryjaneleslie's picture

i made this in 15 mins and thought it was very good. be carefull not to add too much mustard because it ruins the dish. make with bits of ham aswell

deralia's picture

love it. i heated it up a bit as i ate it on a cold day, worked okay. the fresh basil is gorgeous.

toritori's picture

i cut down on chicken and pasta and bulked out with veg to make it extra healthy-great tasty dressing

michela7's picture

Delicious, tasty and easy!We all love this dish!! I too have amended the recipe to make more sauce.

hlnharrison's picture

Lovely way to use up leftover chicken.

kfurber's picture

This is a great way to use up leftover chicken! Didn't have any basil or spring onion so did it without and it was still lovely. Made the sauce using creme fraiche instead of mayo as I didn't have any and this worked fine too. Yummy, looking forward to it for lunch tomorrow!!

abibradley80's picture

I love this dish, have added all sorts in the past, including peppers, mushrooms and bacon. I can't have it cold though, got to be warm...mmm.... :o)

kefalonia's picture

As I live in Greece I'm always looking for something simple for the hot evenings here.....& this is just the thing! I poach chicken breasts with some "Chicken Seasoning" & leave to cool in the water, which keeps the meat nice & moist. Don't find spring onions here very often, so use sliced red onion & I always add a couple of thinly sliced Roasted Red Peppers in Oil (a very useful Greek product).


Questions (1)

Kidneyman11's picture

could you leave out the mayo???

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