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



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  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced (or use ½ red onion, thinly sliced)
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  • small bunch basil, leaves roughly torn



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  • 4 tomatoes, quartered, then each chunk halved



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  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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3rd Jul, 2019
I halved the amount of pasta for two of us but kept the sauce amount the same. Unfortunately I was a bit hesitant with the mustard (Dijon) and honey and found it a bit bland, next time I’ll up the seasoning and maybe add some diced peppers.
30th Aug, 2015
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.
14th Jul, 2014
Lovely dish!! I added chopped bacon, mushroom and spinach!!
16th Jan, 2013
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
25th May, 2015
Can I make a batch and keep it on the fridge to have through the week for lunch?
6th Jan, 2013
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
22nd Jul, 2011
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.
24th Apr, 2011
Didn't change a thing, tasted lovely and will defo have it again! Would be great at a barbecue or with baked potato....nummy!!
16th Apr, 2011
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!
6th Oct, 2010
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 :)


12th Jun, 2016
could you leave out the mayo???
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Chloé Woods
13th Jun, 2019
Really yummy, perfect for lunch. I used 3 tablespoons of mayo for one serving as otherwise it’s a bit dry
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