Creamy chicken pasta salad

February 25, 2022
Chicken

Gherkins and pecans add that ‘something extra’ to this common lunch go-to.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups water
  • 400 grams chicken fillets

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1⁄2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped tarragon 500 grams large pasta shells, cookedFOR THE SALAD
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup roasted pecans
  • 1⁄2 cup thinly sliced gherkins
  • 50 grams baby rocket leaves
  • 2 celery stalks, trimmed and thinly sliced

METHOD

BRING water to the boil in a pot. Add the chicken and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Cool in the poaching liquid for 10 minutes, drain and shred coarsely.

COMBINE mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice and tarragon in a bowl.

ADD the pasta, chicken and remaining ingredients together with the sauce and toss to coat. Season well.

TIP: If you don’t fancy a creamy dressing, simply make a lemon tarragon one by combining olive oil, lemon juice and some fresh tarragon. Season well.

HANDS-ON TIME 20 min |  TOTAL TIME 35 min | SERVES 6 | QUICK & EASY

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