Perfect chicken pasta salad

    Perfect chicken pasta salad

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    1hr45min


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    About this recipe: This is a highly flavoured chicken pasta salad, which is absolutely perfect for the summer. You can also pop it into your packed lunch. Alternatively, you can serve this as a hot pasta dish.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 6 

    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons passata
    • 2 tablespoons plum sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
    • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 215g macaroni or other shaped pasta
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 125ml light mayonnaise
    • 125ml reduced fat soured cream
    • 1 teaspoon coarse grained mustard
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon passata
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 4 tablespoons grated mature Cheddar cheese
    • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
    • 60g roasted cashews

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons passata, 2 tablespoons plum sauce, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, sesame seeds and basil. Add chicken and turn to coat. Marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
    2. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse.
    3. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink and juices run clear. Drain on kitchen paper. Allow to cool, then cut into bite-sized strips.
    4. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, soured cream, mustard, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon passata and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Mix in cooked pasta, chicken and Cheddar cheese. Gently stir in sliced avocado and cashews just before serving.

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