10. Recipe: Roasted Chicken and Grape Pasta Salad
When following an intense exercise regimen, it’s important to have some carbs in your diet. You can swap out the pasta here for quinoa or black bean pasta, or go with good old whole wheat, all of which can help up your whole grains and fiber for the day.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: 25 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta (about 8 oz)
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 cups diced cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken
1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes halved
2 celery stalks thinly sliced
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup chopped walnuts toasted (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and allow to cool completely.
2. In a large bowl, combine orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, and rice vinegar. Whisk together well.
3. Add cooked pasta, chicken, grapes, celery, red onion, walnuts, and parsley. Toss gently to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe and photo by Ann Dunaway Teh and Lesley Baradel founders of My Menu Pal.
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