Chicken and Blueberry Pasta Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken and Blueberry Pasta Salad recipe? Learn how to make Chicken and Blueberry Pasta Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by pizzor

Makes 4 servings



Yes, blueberries and pasta. The addition of poached chicken and feta cheese makes this dish into a light and satisfying summer supper that's also great for a potluck. If you already have some leftover chicken, skip Step 1 and add shredded chicken in Step 4.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken and Blueberry Pasta Salad

1 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
8 oz pasta, whole-wheat
3 tbls extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup shallot
1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 tbls lime juice
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tbls chopped fresh thyme
1/4 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for Chicken and Blueberry Pasta Salad

  1. Place chicken in a skillet or saucepan and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to cool. Shred into bite-size strips.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, about 9 minutes or according to package directions. Drain. Place in a large bowl.

  3. Meanwhile, place oil and shallot in a small skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and just beginning to brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Add broth, feta and lime juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until the feta begins to melt, 1 to 2 minutes.

  4. Add the chicken to the bowl with the pasta. Add the dressing, blueberries, thyme, lime zest and salt and toss until combined.

Categories

Chicken, Pasta, Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 301.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
166
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.5g
28%
Saturated Fat
4.7g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
149mg
50%
Sodium
455mg
19%
Potassium
597mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
45.0g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
4.4g
Protein
45.2g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 12% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
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