Healthy chicken pasta salad

4 20min 10min Print

Healthy chicken pasta salad

Ingredients

  • 1 HEAPING CUP (110 GRS) MINIATURE PENNE PASTA MEASURED DRY
  • 1 CUP PREPARED DOUX FITLIFE CHICKEN LEFTOVER MARINATED AND GRILLED CHICKEN OR LEFTOVER ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
  • 110 GRS BABY SPINACH STEMS REMOVED
  • 1 CUP CHERRY TOMATOES HALVED
  • ⅓ CUP CRUMBLED FETA CHEESE
  • ⅓ CUP SLIVERED ALMONDS TOASTED
  • 1 LARGE ORANGE 2 TEASPOONS ZEST; 4 TABLESPOONS JUICE
  • 1 LARGE LEMON ½ TEASPOON ZEST; 2 TABLESPOONS JUICE
  • 3 TABLESPOONS HONEY
  • 2 TEASPOONS DIJON MUSTARD (NOT REGULAR)
  • ½ TEASPOON FINE SEA SALT
  • ½ CUP OLIVE OIL (VEGETABLE OIL OR CANOLA OIL CAN ALSO BE USED)
  • OPTIONAL: FRESHLY CRACKED PEPPER, FRESH PARSLEY

Cooked with

Doux Fitlife Whole Chicken

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and then rinse with cold water.
  2. Place the cooled pasta in a large bowl. Add the spinach and the halved cherry tomatoes.
  3. Briefly warm up and then coarsely chop the leftover grilled chicken. Add to salad and toss to combine.
  4. Lightly toast the almonds over a skillet on medium heat until fragrant. Sprinkle the almonds and feta cheese over the salad.
  5. For the dressing: combine all of the ingredients together except for the oil in a blender. Blend until all ingredients are well incorporated. Slowly add in the oil in a steady stream and pulse until combined.
  6. Toss the salad with the dressing.

Fitlife tips

Serve the vinaigrette separately