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Summer Chicken and Pasta Salad

This recipe is in categories Healthy eating, Licence to cook, Main courses, Picnic, Salads, Snacks,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: 3

Skills required: using a knife, using the hob

Processes used: chopping, tossing, draining

Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Number of servings: 2 as a main course, 4 as a side dish.
Serving suggestions: Serve with homemade lemonade for a perfect summer meal.

 This light, easy to make, chicken salad is great on its own or as part of a picnic spread. Try adding some watercress, chopped radishes or spring onions for variety.


Making and cooking it
  1. Add the water to saucepan and bring it to the boil 
  2. Add the pasta and simmer for about 8-10 minutes (check the packet instructions for exact timing)
  3. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the other ingredients. Shred the lettuce and the chicken by hand, removing the skin. Slice the tomato, chop the cucumber into small chunks. Then peel and grate the carrot
  4. Drain the boiling water from the pasta using a colander
  5. Cool the pasta by rinsing it under a cold tap for a few moments. Allow to drain well
  6. Place the pasta in the serving dish and stir in 15 mls of the dressing
  7. Add all the other ingredients and toss lightly to mix
  8. Drizzle over the remaining dressing