Peachy Chicken Pasta Salad

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This easy pasta salad can make a fresh and healthy dinner, or a tasty Mediterranean side dish. This yummy Mediterranean recipe is full of peaches, pasta, chicken, and fresh herbs.

Peachy Chicken Pasta Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
10 cups

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce dried pasta, such as radiatore, bowties, campanelle, or penne

  • 1 pound chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces

  • Salt and black pepper

  • 5 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium red onion, cut into slivers

  • 2 large peaches, halved, pitted, and coarsely chopped, or 2 ripe pears, cored and coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted* and chopped

  • ½ cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped

  • 2 tablespoon balsamic or red wine vinegar

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain again.

  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until browned and almost cooked through. Add onion to the skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until chicken is done and onions have softened. Stir chicken, onions, peaches, walnuts, and basil into cooked pasta. Whisk together vinegar and the remaining 4 Tbsp. oil. Add to pasta; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

*Tip

To toast nuts, spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° oven 5 to 10 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice to toast evenly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

323 Calories
15g Fat
29g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 323
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 4.6mg 23%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 407mg 9%
Folate, total 85.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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