Chicken and Pasta Salad

    1 hour 35 minutes

    A substantial and flavoursome chicken and pasta salad. The chicken can also be served warm for a cold day alternative!

    9 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
    • 2 tablespoons plum sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
    • 1 teaspoon diced fresh basil
    • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    • 2 cups (300g) macaroni
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) low-fat mayonnaise
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) fat free sour cream
    • 1 teaspoon coarse grained mustard
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 cup (30g) grated sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1 avocados - peeled, stoned and sliced
    • 1/2 cup (90g) cashews

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hour marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

    1. In a large bowl combine 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons plum sauce, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, sesame seeds and basil. Add chicken and turn to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse.
    3. Heat olive oil in a frypan over medium heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink and juices run clear. Drain on paper towels. Allow to cool then cut into bite-size strips.
    4. In a large bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon tomato sauce and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Mix in cooked pasta, chicken and cheddar cheese. Gently stir in sliced avocado and cashews just before serving.

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    I cooked the chicken on the BBQ - the marinade made the chicken taste delicious, my family just loved this chicken salad.  -  22 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The chicken marinade was very very good. However, once the salad was mixed, the mayonaise and sour cream didn't mix well with the flavor, we thought.  -  15 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this for an office potluck, and everyone kept telling me how much they loved it. I omitted the plum sauce because my local store didn't have any, but no one seemed to notice. I made the dish the night before, and will increase the amount of sauce for the pasta next time, as most of it got absorbed overnight.  -  08 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)