Honey-mustard chicken pasta

Honey-mustard chicken pasta

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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)
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  • 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)

hilltop30's picture

Delicious, tasty, summery and easy!

clare40's picture

We substituted the honey with mango chutney, which gave it a really nicer and sharper taste.

avantgardener's picture

I substituted the chicken with Quorn chicken pieces and added asparagus. Lovely recipe

lilac_hippo's picture

My husband LOVES this! I too have slightly amended the recipe to make more sauce (basically more mayo, mustard and honey) It's also great as a lunch for the following day.

jcurlylocks's picture

A favourite with the hubby! Very quick and easy to make-always a bonus!

ancarebeca's picture

Especially good with guinea fowl leftovers

cm20029442's picture

Really yummy light meal. I used as a Sunday supper using up left over roast chickn. Delish !

konstantine101's picture

My family love this dish, we have made it on various different occasions including BBQ'S and everyone has raved about how tasty this recipe dish is. It so quick and simple, though I would agree that a larger quantity of sauce is needed!

mcroft's picture

This is really great for packed lunch, dinner and picnic food, i used it for all three. Second time I made it i used low fat creme fraiche which was still really tasty and lower in fat.

renomate's picture

I made this, put it in a tupperware and took to the beach instead of the usual sandwiches - lovely.

deniseperry's picture

ideal for using leftover roast chicken - agree with others that need to do more sauce than in the recipe or would be too dry.

soupqueen's picture

sorry jane.....have just seen nutritional info...well done Good Food

I am a fan forever

soupqueen's picture

Love this recipe Jane, and note that you specify low fat mayo........could you take this a stage further and print calorie and fat content per 100 grams.................this would so help us foodie fans trying to eat well and healthily,

enjoy your recipes, magazine and web site.
thanks for tips, recipes and all advice

pollyroberts's picture

Good for using up leftovers but wouldn't get the ingredients in especially

theflat's picture

Really lovely pasta salad. Great success. Will make again for sure

vfirth's picture

Will try with roasted peppers. Agree with sauce comment - more required. Good weekday meal though.

littlelouise's picture

Thought this was a good mid-week meal but had to make more sauce as my partner felt it was a little dry.

glasgow's picture

I added some red pepper through this and it was a definate success, a lovely light summer time pasta.


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