| | GREEK CHICKEN PASTA SALAD

Author / Rachel Koo

Prep: 30 min / Total Time: 45 min / Servings: 8-10

Cap off the summer season with a classic picnic/outdoor gathering favourite! This dish is fresh, delicious and the flavours are brought together by a Greek-inspired Vinaigrette dressing! Perfect for a hot summer day or when you need a meal that doesn’t need to be heat up.

Finding the right type of pasta is key. Make sure you find a pasta that suits your liking and dietary needs but keep in mind that the more nooks and crannies the better! More places to hold the delicious dressings and spices.

Macros:

Per Serving.
Calories: 393
Protein: 14 g
Carbohydrates: 28 g
Fat: 26 g *

*includes fat content in marinade. Actual fat consumed will vary depending on how much of the marinade was used in end product meal

Grilled Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1lb Chicken thighs

Chicken Marinade

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 1 lemon – juiced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley – chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Pasta Salad

  • 1 box Cassava Fussili (Jovial)
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives – de-pitted and halved
  • 1/2 Medium Red Onion – diced
  • 1 English cucumber – diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes – halved
  • 1 bell pepper – diced
  • 3 tbsp parsley – chopped

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 lemon – juiced
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

METHOD

Step 1: Combine ingredients in chicken marinade and whisk together in a large mixing bowl. Add chicken thighs and toss until fully coated. 

Step 2: Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a generous amount of salt. Follow instructions on box for the cooking time of your chosen pasta

Step 3: Once pasta is cooked, drain and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil to prevent sticking. Set aside to cool

Step 4: Toss in the salad ingredients in a medium mixing bowl

Step 5: In a mason jar combine all ingredients for dressing and shake until fully combined

Step 6: Drizzle dressing over the pasta salad until fully coated 

Step 7: Taste and season with extra salt and pepper if desired!

Step 8: Serve warm or put in the fridge until ready to be enjoyed!

Perfect Pairings:

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AUTHOR

Rachel Koo

Rachel has enjoyed sport her entire life and embarked on her coaching career in 2012. Starting as a personal trainer in various gyms, she eventually found CrossFit which lead her to CrossFit Football. In 2015 Rachel completed her CrossFit Football certification which opened up many doors of opportunity within coaching. Since then she has completed Power Athlete Methodology course, earned her Block 1 and put that knowledge into action coaching collegiate level athletes. Throughout the years training, proper nutrition and lifestyle habits have been the pillars in helping her clients and athletes achieve their true potential. Rachel currently working as a performance coach applying the Power Athlete principles with all of her clients.

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