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Corn and Quinoa Chicken Pasta with Peanut Sauce

Zissy Lewin
Corn and Quinoa Chicken Pasta with Peanut Sauce

This is the type of chicken salad you can pack in a giant Tupperware and bring to a picnic. The trick to making a pasta salad that travels well is choosing veggies that don’t wilt, a neutral smelling protein and a thick and creamy sauce. This makes for the perfect picnic salad.

I used the Corn and Quinoa Penne which were the sturdiest of all the different pasta we tested, which makes for the perfect pasta salad.

 

If you don’t have chicken breasts you can use up any cooked chicken pieces you have.

 

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Corn and Quinoa Chicken Pasta with Peanut Sauce
The perfect picnic pasta salad, this chicken pasta is packed with crunchy veggies and coated in a creamy peanut sauce.
Corn and Quinoa Chicken Pasta with Peanut Sauce
Servings
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Ingredients
Peanut Sauce
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Peanut Sauce
Corn and Quinoa Chicken Pasta with Peanut Sauce
Instructions
  1. Make the peanut sauce by combining all the ingredients into a small blender and blending until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, drain and let cool.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the vegetables.
  4. Cut the cucumber in half, lengthways. Scoop out the seeds and slice into thin half circles.
  5. Using a peeler, peel the carrots to create carrot ribbons.
  6. Combine all the salad ingredients together with the pasta in a large bowl. Pour over the peanut sauce and toss to coat. Sprinkle in peanuts and fresh parsley.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

 

Corn and Quinoa Chicken Pasta with Peanut Sauce

 

 

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