• Chicken and tomato salad

    Keen for a braai? Well this is the perfect side dish! It’s kid-friendly and oh so easy to make. Try this Chicken and tomato salad.

     PREP TIME 25 min | COOK TIME 15 min | SERVES 4 


    • 600 g chicken breast fillets
    • 250 g penne
    • 1 red capsicum, coarsely chopped
    • 4 roma tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
    • 6 spring onion, thinly sliced
    • 200 g feta, coarsely chopped
    • 80 g baby rocket leaves



    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • ⅓ cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 tsp dijon mustard
    • 1 tsp sugar



    PLACE chicken in a pot, cover with boiling water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the water for 10 minutes.

    REMOVE chicken from the pot, slice thickly and discard liquid.

    COOK pasta in a pot of salted boiling water until tender, rinse and drain.


    ADD oil, vinegar, mustard and sugar to a jar, seal and shake well until ingredients are emulsified.


    ADD chicken and pasta to a serving dish and toss with remaining ingredients, finish with a drizzle of vinaigrette and serve.


    FOOD TEAM TIP:  This pasta is a quick and easy meal for those weeknights when you really don’t feel like cooking . Leave out the chicken for a delicious veggie alternative!


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