Chicken pasta salad

Chicken pasta salad

This chicken pasta salad recipe is really great, the dressing has a really fresh and creamy flavour that makes it seriously morish. It’s a really simple recipe that you can make big batches of and add bits and pieces to it for a new adventure. I have added apples chopped into small pieces which was fantastic, a sprinkling of capers was good too, so be a little adventurous with it, walnuts for example, whatever grabs you. (4 people)

What you need

150g dry penne
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
4 spring onions sliced
2/3 celery sticks chopped

Dressing

1/3 cup cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
Grated rind of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon green peppercorns in brine, crushed with the back of a knife.
Juice of 1/2 lemon
pinch of sugar

Pinch paprika

The process

Cook the pasta, rinse under cold water and set aside to cool.

Poach or steam the chicken, chop or slice into bite size pieces and set aside to cool.

Add all of the dressing ingredients together in a bowl and whisk to a creamy consistency. You can replace the peppercorns with capers but the peppercorns are a really great flavour.

Combine the chicken and pasta in a bowl(if you are adding anything else, add it now), pour over the dressing and toss to coat the chicken and pasta with the dressing. Add a pinch of paprika to each serving.

I’ve added this to cooking for one becuase it lasts well and you can have a whole lot of different flavored meals from this one dish.