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Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Recipe Description: 

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Recipe Ingredients:

  • Chicken (3 breast fillets) 350 gm.
  • Lemon juice 1/4 cup
  • Garlic 1 clove
  • Cucumber 1
  • Garlic pepper2 tsp.
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp.
  • Cooked penne pasta 1 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced sundried tomatoes 1/2 cup
  • Pitted olives 1/2 cup
  • Parmesan cheese flakes 1/2 cup

Creamy Basil Dressing

  • Kisan Sunflower Cooking Oil 1/3 cup
  • Vinegar 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic pepper 1/4 tsp.
  • Mustard 1 tsp.
  • Corn flour 3 tbsp.
  • Water 1/3 cup
  • Cream 2/3 cup
  • Shredded basil 1/3 cup
  • Salt to taste

Recipe Method:

  • Flatten the chicken slightly with a rolling pin.
  • Place chicken in a bowl with lemon juice and garlic and cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and then cut in equal slices.
  • Drain chicken and coat with the garlic pepper.
  • Heat oil in the pan.
  • Cook the pieces of chicken for 4 minutes on either side or until lightly browned and cooked through. Remove from heat let it cool and then cut chicken into cubes.
  • Combine the pasta and chicken pieces with cucumber slices; sun dried tomatoes and olives in a large seasoning bowl.
  • Pour the warm creamy basil dressing on top and toss gently to combine.
  • Serve salad warm or cold sprinkled with some parmesan cheese.

To Make Creamy Basil Dressing:

  • Combine oil, vinegar, garlic pepper and mustard in a medium pan.
  • Make paste of the corn flour with the water in a jug.
  • Add to the pan and cook over medium heat whisking constantly until it begins to boil and thicken.
  • Add the cream, basil and salt and stir through.

Recipe Tips: 

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