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chicken pesto tomato pasta salad

chicken pesto tomato pasta salad

Who’s for chicken pesto tomato pasta salad tonight? A perfect combination of tasty and affordable, as well as being simple and fast to make. Everyone will love it too.

chicken pesto tomato pasta salad

  • 400g Pasta (we used penne)
  • 2 large Ritchies chicken stir fry
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 3 tablespoons good quality basil pesto
  • 2/3 cup torn basil leaves
  • 1 punnet cherry or. mini Roma tomatoes cut in half
  • to large handfuls of rocket leaves
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

chicken pesto tomato pasta salad method

Cook the pasta following the pack instructions for al dente, Drain and toss in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and allow to cool slightly.

Place a large frying pan on a medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Fry the chicken, stirring occasionally till lightly golden and cooked through, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside to cool slightly.

In a large bowl add the cooked pasta, pesto, lemon juice, red onion and stir until well mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste. Fold in the cooked chicken tomatoes and ¾ of the basil leaves. Transfer to a serving plate and scatter with the remaining basil leaves. Serve immediately or refrigerate until required.

Serves 4. Preparation time 15 minutes. Cooking time 20-25 minutes depending on pasta type.

chicken pesto tomato pasta salad
chicken pesto tomato pasta salad

 

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