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Healthy Greek Chicken Pasta Salad

Greek chicken pasta salad has fresh vegetables, chicken and pasta marinated in a Greek red wine vinaigrette with dill and feta cheese. Tangy, crunchy, cool and refreshing, it's perfect for a picnic, potluck or for meal prep.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 402kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts roughly 4
  • 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

  • Heat oven to 425°F.  
  • 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.
  • Allow chicken to cool before cutting into cubes.

Pasta Salad:

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

Meal Prep Instructions:

  • Portion out into 2 compartment containers and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • Serve cold.

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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
Storage
Fully dressed salad keeps in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
Do not freeze.
Red wine vinaigrette can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 of batch | Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3715IU | Vitamin C: 73.3mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1.3mg