Chicken Pasta Salad with Saskatoon Berries
Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.
Cook pasta according to package directions
About one minute before it finishes cooking add the pea pods. Drain and rinse with cold water.
In a large bowl, add pasta, pea pods, chicken, celery, parsley, Saskatoon berries, red pepper, red onion, and basil.
Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
Toss salad with dressing, cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight to blend flavours.
Before serving, toss with the parmesan cheese.
Saskatoon bushes grow wild on many prairie farms and the berry is similar in flavour to a blueberry. If Saskatoons aren’t available, use blueberries. TIP: A quick way to get cooked chicken is to buy a rotisserie chicken from your local store. A 3 lb / 1.5 kg rotisserie chicken provides 2 ½ - 3 cups of boneless, skinless meat.
|Per 370 g serving||Amount|
|Saturated Fat||6 g|
|Per 370 g serving||% Daily Value|