Chicken & Blueberry Pasta Salad Recipe

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


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 6 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. Adapted from eatingwell.com. skinless chicken breast, whole-wheat fusilli or radiatore , extra-virgin olive oil , shallot, chicken broth , feta cheese , lime juice , blueberries , fresh thyme , lime zest, 207 mg potassium per serving, cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken & Blueberry Pasta Salad

310 g cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of fat, net from 1 pound fresh
8 ounces whole-wheat fusilli (74349) or radiatore
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
25 g (1 large) shallot, thinly sliced
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (2049)
1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest (9156)
1/8 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for Chicken & 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.

  5. MAKE AHEAD TIP: Add everything except the blueberries and dressing to the pasta salad. Cover and refrigerate pasta salad, blueberries and dressing separately for up to 1 day. Toss together just before serving.

Categories

Berries, Chicken, Citrus, Pasta, Brunch, Main Dish, Salads, American, Fourth of July, Boil, Chill, Saute, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 154.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.2g
17%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
51mg
17%
Sodium
223mg
9%
Potassium
193mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
28.8g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4.1g
16%
Sugars
2.8g
Protein
22.7g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 6% Iron 4%
* 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
  • High in niacin
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