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Warm Chicken Pasta Salad

with Ricotta
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Warm Chicken Pasta Salad

Warm Chicken Pasta Salad - Italian flavors combined here for a very unique dish

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Health Score:
9,3 / 10
Difficulty:
very easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
25 min.
Preparation
ready in 45 min.
Ready in
Calories:
597
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

With just one portion, this pasta salad covers half of your daily requirements in potassium, magnesium, and zinc. 

If you want to take the salad to your workplace for lunch, mix all of the ingredients together except the arugula and tomatoes, pack the ricotta and fresh vegetables separately and add them just before eating to keep everything fresh.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie597 kcal(28 %)
Protein55 g(56 %)
Fat21 g(18 %)
Carbohydrates43 g(29 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage7.5 g(25 %)
Vitamin A0.6 mg(75 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E4.4 mg(37 %)
Vitamin B₁0.6 mg(60 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin31.1 mg(259 %)
Vitamin B₆1.2 mg(86 %)
Folate87 μg(29 %)
Pantothenic acid2.4 mg(40 %)
Biotin9.9 μg(22 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C31 mg(33 %)
Potassium1,174 mg(29 %)
Calcium175 mg(18 %)
Magnesium152 mg(51 %)
Iron5 mg(33 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc4 mg(50 %)
Saturated fatty acids5.5 g
Uric acid383 mg
Cholesterol135 mg
Development of this recipe:
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Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
1 sprig Basil
1 lemon
3 ounces Ricotta cheese
salt
peppers
½ bunch Arugula
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Pine nuts
12 ounces Chicken breasts
4 ounces short Whole Grain Pasta (ie. penne)
2 tomatoes
How healthy are the main ingredients?
BasillemonRicotta cheesesaltArugulahoney
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Skillet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Salad spinner, 1 Lid, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

1.
Warm Chicken Pasta Salad preparation step 1

Rinse basil, shake dry, pluck 5 leaves and chop finely. Squeeze lemon. Measure 1 tablespoon juice and mix with the chopped basil and the ricotta. Season with salt and pepper.

2.
Warm Chicken Pasta Salad preparation step 2

Clean arugula, rinse and spin dry.

3.
Warm Chicken Pasta Salad preparation step 3

Mix 2 tablespoons lemon juice with honey and season with salt and pepper. Whisk in 1 tablespoon olive oil.

4.
Warm Chicken Pasta Salad preparation step 4

Lightly toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet. Remove and set aside.

5.
Warm Chicken Pasta Salad preparation step 5

Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet. Fry chicken on each side for 3-4 minutes.

6.
Warm Chicken Pasta Salad preparation step 6

Add enough water to cover the bottom of the skillet. Cover and cook over medium heat for an additional 4 minutes. If necessary, pour in some more water.

7.
Warm Chicken Pasta Salad preparation step 7

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente.

8.
Warm Chicken Pasta Salad preparation step 8

Rinse the tomatoes, cut into quarters, remove seeds and cut into fine strips.

9.
Warm Chicken Pasta Salad preparation step 9

Remove chicken from skillet, let cool slightly and dice.

10.
Warm Chicken Pasta Salad preparation step 10

Drain the pasta and while still warm, mix with chicken, tomatoes and pine nuts in a bowl.

11.
Warm Chicken Pasta Salad preparation step 11

Fold in sauce and arugula leaves. Dollop ricotta on the salad in small spoonfuls and serve immediately.