Healthy Greek Chicken Pasta Salad


Healthy Greek Chicken Pasta Salad

Healthy Greek chicken pasta salad recipe- whether you're heading for a picnic, a potluck, or meal prepping your lunches ahead, this salad is perfect for you! Tastes even better after the flavors marinate together for a day or two.

Ingredients

Chicken
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Pasta Salad
  • 8 oz penne uncooked
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli cut into small florets
  • 2 cups cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled

Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dill (dry)
  • 1 clove garlic minced (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste


Instructions

Chicken
  1. Heat oven to 425°F.  
  2. Toss chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Flip and bake for 10-15 more minutes, or until cooked through.
  3. Allow chicken to cool before cutting into cubes.

Pasta Salad:
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, then drain and rinse under cold water. Allow to cool.
  2. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Shake together the vinaigrette and toss everything to coat.
  4. Allow to marinate for several hours before enjoying. Serve cold.

Meal Prep Instructions:
  1. Portion out into 2 compartment containers and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  2. Serve cold.


Notes

Nutritional information is for 1/8 of the batch, which is a meal sized portion. If you'd like to serve this as a side, omit the chicken and you'll probably end up with 10-12 side portions


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