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Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad layered in a glass jar.

Chicken Pasta Salad

A healthy and delicious Chicken Pasta Salad perfect for meal prep or for a picnic! Make two different dressings to keep it interesting. You get two recipes in one here: Asian and Italian Pasta Salad with Chicken!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, International, Italian
Keyword Chicken Pasta Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 357 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box Chickapea Pasta (any shape is fine but I used spirals)
  • 10.5 oz chicken breast (300g)
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 bell peppers (1 yellow, 1 red)
  • 1/8 red cabbage
  • 1.5 cups lettuce
  • 10 tsp avocado oil
  • 1-2 tsp tamari
  • 1-2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2-4 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1-2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tsp raw honey

Instructions

  1. Prep: Bring a large pot of water to the boil and preheat oven to 450F (200C).

  2. Pasta: Cook Chickapea Pasta as instructed on the packaging.

  3. Chicken: Cube chicken breast add about 1-2 tsp avocado oil, sea salt and pepper to it and spread out in one layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

  4. Veggies: In the meantime, peel and grate (or julienne) carrots. Wash, deseed and dice bell peppers. Slice and rinse red cabbage. Wash and spin dry lettuce.

  5. Asian-style dressing: Add 1 tsp rice vinegar, 1 tsp tamari, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp honey and 3 tsp avocado oil to the bottom of your container or a separate small container and whisk or shake until completely combined.

  6. Italian-style dressing: Add 2 finely chopped sun-dried tomato, 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil, 1 tsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp honey and 3 teaspoons avocado oil to the bottom of your container or a separate small container and whisk or shake until completely combined.

  7. Build: Layer the salad ingredients starting with dressing (if not storing separate), pasta, hard veggies, then greens.

  8. Eat right away or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 330mg14%
Potassium 956mg27%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 13390IU268%
Vitamin C 128.4mg156%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.