Chicken Pasta Salad


This chicken pasta salad is packed full of nutritious ingredients, including chicken and broccoli. This recipe would make a delicious lunch for mum and a tasty pasta salad for a child’s lunchbox.

Chicken Pasta Salad
10 minutes
10 minutes
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  • 110g pasta spirals
  • 55g small broccoli florets
  • 30g mange tout cut into matchsticks
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Half tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 110g cooked chicken, thinly sliced
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet, adding the broccoli two minutes before the end of the cooking time and the mange tout one minute before the end of the cooking time. Drain and immediately rinse well with cold water, then drain again.
  2. For the salad dressing, whisk the oils, vinegar, honey and soy sauce in a large bowl. Add the pasta and vegetables and toss salad to coat, then cover and refrigerate until needed.
  3. Just before serving, add the chicken and toss salad again, then sprinkle over the pumpkin seeds.


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