Grilled Chicken Cajun Pasta Salad

Grilled Chicken Cajun Pasta Salad

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Pasta salad is the perfect braai salad idea for any type of braai !

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Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 1/3 c. mayonnaise 
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

FOR THE PASTA SALAD

  • 800g. bowtie pasta
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 c. braai┬┤d chicken Breast Strips
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced, plus more for serving

Directions

  1. Make dressing, in a medium bowl, whisk mayonnaise with oil, lemon juice, cajun seasoning, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Make pasta salad, in a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool pasta to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium. Add chicken breast strips and cook, tossing occasionally, until warm, about 4 minutes. Remove to a work surface. Let cool slightly and then slice into bite-sized pieces.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the cooled pasta with the sliced chicken breast strips, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and green onion.
  5. Drizzle dressing over pasta mixture and toss to coat.
  6. Garnish with more green onions and serve.
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