Chicken and Apple Pasta Salad

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Oct. 03, 2012


Penne pasta 250 Gram , cooked, drained
Apple 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , dice
Cooked chicken breast 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , dice
Basil pesto 1 Teaspoon (Basil paste)
Italian dressing 1/8 Cup (2 tbs)
Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon , grated



1. Cook the pasta in salt water for 8 minutes and once it’s done drain it and keep it aside.


2. In a large mixing bowl mix the pasta along with the apple, chicken breast, basil paste, Italian dressing & balsamic vinegar. Toss well so that pasta apple and chicken are nicely coated with dressing.

3. You can refrigerate the salad for 30 minutes so that all the flavors marry together. You can also serve it warm or at room temperature.


4. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the salad before serving. It makes a wonderful side dish to barbecued foods. Perfect for picnics, potlucks or get-togethers.


Please do add salt into the pasta water since it will give the flavor to the cooked pasta and you do not have to add any salt to the salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 332Calories from Fat 58

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 271 mg11.29%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet