Strengthening Protein Dish

Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad

with Pine Nuts
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Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad

Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad - Well-marinated ingredients make this salad taste best

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Health Score:
9,2 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
ready in 35 min.
Ready in
Calories:
635
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

This salad will keep you satisfied for a long time without making you feel bloated, thanks to a lot of high-quality protein from the chicken and plenty of fiber from the whole-wheat pasta. 

This salad is easy to prepare and is perfect to take to the office for lunch. Take out the chicken to make it a perfect side dish.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie635 kcal(30 %)
Protein45 g(46 %)
Fat23 g(20 %)
Carbohydrates58 g(39 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage12.5 g(42 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E4.8 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₁0.9 mg(90 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin22.7 mg(189 %)
Vitamin B₆0.9 mg(64 %)
Folate99 μg(33 %)
Pantothenic acid2.2 mg(37 %)
Biotin12.3 μg(27 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1 μg(33 %)
Vitamin C27 mg(28 %)
Potassium1,266 mg(32 %)
Calcium318 mg(32 %)
Magnesium195 mg(65 %)
Iron6.7 mg(45 %)
Iodine17 μg(9 %)
Zinc5 mg(63 %)
Saturated fatty acids5.6 g
Uric acid263 mg
Cholesterol84 mg
Development of this recipe:
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Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
5 ounces Whole-wheat elbow pasta
salt
2 tablespoons Pine nuts
1 Chicken breast
1 tablespoon olive oil
peppers
3 scallions
12 Cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons Pesto
5 ounces Yogurt (low-fat)
4 tablespoons light Sour cream
How healthy are the main ingredients?
saltPine nutsChicken breastolive oilSour cream
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Skillet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Plate, 1 Wooden spoon

Preparation steps

1.
Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions in plenty of salted water until al dente. While the pasta is cooking, toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet until light brown and let cool on a plate.

2.
Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 2

Rinse the chicken, pat dry, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.

3.
Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 3

Heat oil in a skillet and brown the diced chicken on all sides over medium heat, 5-6 minutes. Remove from skillet, season with salt and pepper and allow to cool.

4.
Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 4

Drain the pasta in a sieve and rinse briefly in cold water.

5.
Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 5

Rinse scallions, trim and cut into thin rings. Rinse and halve the cherry tomatoes.

6.
Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 6

Mix pesto, yogurt and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper.

7.
Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad preparation step 7

Mix all the prepared ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and let marinate 15 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste before serving.