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Chicken and Pasta Salad with Vinaigretta dressing

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A quick and easy recipe perfect for a relaxed summer lunch or dinner. It is also fancy enough to serve to friends or family who are coming over for a meal.

Chicken and Pasta  Salad with Vinaigretta dressing
Ready to serve

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

600g Chicken Breast
250g Penne
1 large red capsicum (roughly chopped)
Cherry Tomatoes (1 - 2 punnets)
3 Shallots (chopped)
80g Baby Rocket Leaves
Fetta Cheese

Vinaigretta Dressing
60ml Olive Oil
80ml Red Wine Vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon sugar

Place chicken breast in a medium saucepan, cover with boiling water and return to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for around 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Cool chicken in the poaching liquid for 10 minutes. Remove chicken and slice thickly.

Cook penne in medium saucepan of boiling water until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.

Preparing the salad
Preparing the salad

Combine baby rocket leaves, capsicum, tomatoes, shallots and fetta is a large bowl. Add penne and chicken breast. Toss gently to combine.

Vinaigretta ingredients
Preparing the dressing

To make vinaigretta place olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard and sugar in a screw top jar and shake well.

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