Light Meals,  Recipes

Honey Chicken and Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 60g dried spiral pasta (or gluten free pasta)
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely sliced
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 skinless, boneless thigh fillet, diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Handfull of baby rocket
Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp white wine vinegar OR cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Method

  1. To Make the dressing, put all ingredients together and whisk until combined.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the packet.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add onion and garlic, cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, for 4 – 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Add honey and mustard to the pan and cook for a further 2 – 3 minutes until the chicken and onion are golden brown and sticky.
  6. Drain the pasta and place in large bowl, stir through chicken mixture and place in the fridge to cool.
  7. Gently stir in the tomatoes and rocket, toss with dressing, garnish with the thyme leaves.