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Marinated Chicken and Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"An Australian recipe which is perfect for Summer barbecues. The chicken can also be served warm, for a Winter alternative!"
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Ingredients

2 h 15 m servings 446 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  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 skillet 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 446 calories; 17.9 g fat; 48.9 g carbohydrates; 23.9 g protein; 42 mg cholesterol; 755 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I cooked the chicken on the BBQ - the marinade made the chicken taste delicious, my family just loved this chicken salad.

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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.

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.

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 d...

Everyone loved it, simply excellent!

Love the avacado in here. Goes really well! Nice and creamy :)

This was delicious! Even my toddlers loved the chicken and my husband loved the pasta salad. The honey really added a nice settle touch to the macaroni salad and the avocados...yum! I will defin...

Loved this recipe but i have to admit that I used ketchup in place of tomato sauce in both the marinade & the dressing. Otherwise, i made this recipe exactly as written. Changes for next time:...

I love this recipe!! I've made it so many times now and the only I change from time to time is if I have any veg that needs using up I'll throw it in!

My husband liked his warm to where the cheese and all were melted. I chose to eat my cold, but were very good. The avocado added a fresh element, but I think even something like tomatoes could h...