FoodQuick chicken pasta salad for a delicious, easy dinner

Quick chicken pasta salad for a delicious, easy dinner

Pasta salad with chicken.
Pasta salad with chicken.
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2:04 PM EDT, May 5, 2024

Returned from work and have no time to cook? Or are you eager to leave the house ASAP? Whip up this delightful, simple salad that can stand in for dinner. It's delicious, satisfying, and a breeze to make. Consider doubling the recipe – it vanishes in no time.

At last, spring is here. As temperatures climb, the season's first vegetables and fruits appear in markets. Time is precious, and no one wants to spend it cleaning or cooking, looking for a dinner idea? Try this easy pasta salad, a perfect choice for those warmer days. Resistance is futile.

6 ingredients, 6 minutes, and your dinner is served

In today's fast-paced world, balancing work, home, children, and household responsibilities can make daily cooking daunting. With spring temperatures rising, we're all keen to spend more time outdoors rather than slaving away in the kitchen.

Are you looking for a quick dinner recipe to please the whole family? This express pasta salad with chicken will not disappoint. Chances are, you already have the ingredients in your pantry. All you need is pasta, chicken breast, corn, and bell pepper. The magic touch? A unique curry sauce that elevates the flavor profile.

This salad is simple, light, and yet satisfying. It is ideal for a speedy dinner, a packed lunch, or a party side dish. Whip it up in no time: boil the pasta, sauté some chicken, and in fifteen minutes, you'll have a delicious, nutritious meal.

Chicken Salad Recipe


  • A large chicken breast,
  • 7 ounces of small pasta (e.g., penne, bow ties),
  • 1 bell pepper,
  • 1 can of corn,
  • 5 slices of pineapple (fresh or canned),
  • Salt,
  • Pepper,
  • Oil,
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt,
  • 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise,
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder,
  • Optional: chives, smoked paprika, cheese cubes, red onion.


  1. Begin by boiling water for the pasta. Add half a teaspoon of salt. Once boiling, add the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the chicken. Wash, dry, and cut it into small pieces. Season with salt and pepper and fry in a bit of oil.
  3. Drain the pasta and place it in a large bowl. Add the cooked chicken, diced bell pepper, pineapple, and drained corn.
  4. Make the sauce by combining the yogurt, mayonnaise, and curry powder. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the sauce over the salad ingredients in the bowl. Mix well. Serve immediately after preparing.
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