5 Quick Chicken Recipes

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2) Curried Chicken With Pasta Salad (2 of 5)

Curried Chicken With Pasta Salad

2) Curried Chicken With Pasta Salad (2 of 5)

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces large whole-wheat pasta shells
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, (1/2 ounce)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder, preferably Madras
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt, or reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mango chutney
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions, (4 scallions)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of lightly salted water until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse. Set aside.
  2. Toast almonds in a small dry skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. Return the pan to the stove and add curry powder. Toast, stirring constantly, over low heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in mayonnaise, yogurt, chutney, turmeric, cinnamon and ground red pepper.
  3. Combine chicken, raisins, scallions, celery and the reserved pasta in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Taste and adjust seasonings with salt, pepper and ground red pepper. Garnish with the toasted almonds.

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