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Chicken and pasta salad

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Prep Time:5 mins

Cooking Time:20 mins

Serves:4 Adults

Chicken and pasta salad

This is the perfect salad to make for a healthy lunch option that is packed with protein and low in fat and sugar.

About this recipe

Adapted from 101 Square Meals


Ingredients

  • 1 red pepper, thickly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thickly sliced
  • 10ml of olive oil
  • 300g of pasta
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 150g of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 50g of salad leaves, such as rocket
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6.
  2. Mix the pepper and onion with 1 tablespoon oil and roast for 20 minutes.
  3. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, drain and set aside.
  4. Slice the chicken into bite size pieces.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Fry the chicken for 6-8 minutes until cooked and no pink in the middle.
  7. Mix the pasta, chicken, onion, pepper, cherry tomatoes, rocket and vinegar in a bowl and serve.

What you will need

  • Baking tray
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

"Make sure to check that the chicken is cooked through before serving. Using a clean knife, cut the meat open to check it is piping hot all the way through and there should be no pink meat left."

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