California Chicken Pasta Salad
- Preparation time: 20 mins
- Cook time : 8 mins
- Total time : PT28M
- Portion size: 4 to 6
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
3/4 milk product serving(s) per person.
8 oz (250 g) cavatappi, fusilli, farfalle or other short pasta (about 2-1/2 cups / 625 mL)
3 cups (750 mL) shredded cooked chicken (about 12 oz / 375 g)
1 cup (250 mL) red grapes, halved
1 cup (250 mL) sliced celery
1/4 cup (50 mL) thinly sliced red onion
1 cup (250 mL) crumbled Havarti, Colby or Gouda cheese
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped toasted walnuts or almonds
1 cup (250 mL) milk
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp (30 mL) liquid honey
1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each, dried thyme and rosemary, crumbled
1/4 cup (50 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup (50 mL) plain yogurt
Dressing: In a large bowl, whisk together milk, garlic, honey, mustard, salt, thyme and rosemary. Gradually whisk in lemon juice. Let stand for 10 min or until slightly thickened. Whisk in yogurt.
Salad: Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for about 8 min or until tender but firm; drain. Rinse under cold running water until cool; drain well. Add to dressing in bowl with chicken, grapes, celery, onion and cheese and stir gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with nuts.
Buy a barbecued chicken from the grocery store or cook extra on the weekend and shred the meat to use in this pasta salad. You can even freeze shredded chicken in a freezer bag or airtight container to use later. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
Energy: 490 Calories
Protein: 34 g
Carbohydrate: 47 g
Fat: 19 g
Fibre: 3 g
Sodium: 661 mg
Top 5 nutrients provided by a serving of this recipe
Nutrient (% DV)*
Calcium: 21 % / 228 mg
Folate: 50 %
Zinc: 36 %
Phosphorus: 33 %
Niacin: 28 %
* Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.
Source : Dairy Farmers of Canada