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Chicken Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Rocket in Two Bowls

Chicken pasta salad

Published: April 8, 2020 at 11:19 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 3

Throw together this quick and easy pasta salad using leftover chicken, tomatoes and greens for a protein-packed lunch or midweek dinner

  • High protein
  • Low calorie
  • Low fat
  • Low salt
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal339
low infat6.8g
saturates1.3g
carbs38.9g
sugars4.1g
fibre4.5g
high inprotein27.7g
low insalt0.1g
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Make our easy chicken pasta salad or check out more healthy chicken recipes. We've also got plenty more chicken salad recipes to try such as our chicken pasta salad and chicken and avocado salad.

Ingredients

  • 150g fusilli
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • a few dashes Tabasco
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 200g cherry or baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, torn into pieces
  • a handful rocket
  • a handful basil, torn

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water following pack instructions, then drain well. Put the oil, vinegar, Tabasco and lots of seasoning in a bowl, tip in the hot pasta and mix well. Once cooled slightly, add the red onion, tomatoes and chicken, and mix again. Chill.

  • STEP 2

    When ready to serve, stir through the rocket and basil, and divide between bowls.

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