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Pasta Salad with Apple and Chicken

Total Time
7 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
If you don’t happen to have cooked pasta at hand, substitute 2 1⁄2 cups prepared whole-wheat couscous.
Ingredients

unsweetened orange juice

cup(s)

balsamic vinegar

3 Tbsp

Dijon Mustard

1 Tbsp

maple syrup

1 Tbsp

cooked whole wheat pasta

3 cup(s), leftover, penne variety

cooked skinless boneless chicken breast(s)

½ pound(s), diced

chopped pecans

¼ cup(s), coarsely chopped

fresh apple(s)

1 small, granny smith variety, cored and chopped

uncooked shallot(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

arugula

5 oz, bagged

Instructions

  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the orange juice, vinegar, mustard, and maple syrup in a large bowl.
  2. Add the pasta, chicken, pecans, apple, and shallot to the dressing; toss to coat.
  3. Divide the arugula evenly among 4 plates. Spoon the pasta salad evenly on top. Yields 1 cup arugula and 1 1⁄4 cups pasta salad per serving.

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