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Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad

A simple, easy pasta dish with pesto sauce and chicken breast. Thanks to the team from Cavendish Road State High School.


  • 1kgpenne pasta - cooked
  • 2cupsdiced cucumbers
  • 1cupcherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2cupssliced chicken breast meat - cooked
  • 1cupbasil pesto
  • 1cupparmesan cheese


1.) Cook Penne pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water according to packet directions or until al dente. Drain and reserve 60ml (1/4 cup) of the cooking water. 2.) Add 1 cup of basil pesto and stir through. 3.) Add 2 cups of diced cucumbers and 1 cup of quartered cherry tomatoes 4.) Add 2 cups of cooked chicken meat. 5.) Stir in half of the parmesan cheese (reserve half for the top) 6.) Serve in clear containers and sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese on top.

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