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Chicken and pasta salad topped with parsley and tomatoes

Easy chicken and pasta salad

A tasty and quick-to-make lunch or light dinner, this chicken and pasta salad is packed with flavour and very satisfying. Perfect for when you're running short on time.


Serves: Serves 4

Number of ingredients: 8 Ingredients

To prep: 10 Minutes Prep

To cook: 10 Minutes Cook

Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy : 1720 kJ

  • Fat (total): 22g

  • - Saturated Fat: 5g

  • Carbohydrate (total): 32g

  • Fibre: 6g

  • Sodium : 55mg


1 cup small shell pasta

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup cooked chicken pieces, diced and skin removed (around 200g)

250g cherry tomatoes, halved (1 punnet/8oz)

1 avocado, diced

2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomato (60g/2oz)

1/3 cup chopped parsley

Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and cook pasta for 8 minutes, until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Place in a large bowl, add olive oil and toss well.
  2. Add chicken, tomatoes, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and parsley to pasta and combine. Drizzle over lemon juice. Toss lightly and serve in a bowl.