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Chicken & Blueberry Pasta Salad

August/September 2006

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Yes, blueberries and pasta. The addition of poached chicken and feta cheese makes this dish into a light and satisfying summer supper that's also great for a potluck. If you already have some leftover chicken, skip Step 1 and add shredded chicken in Step 4.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This was a big hit with the entire family (even the 7 and 4 year old). I did substitute farfalle for the rotini and shredded, rotisserie chicken (had 1/2 a roti chicken on hand) for the poached chicken. What a light, refreshing summer...
Chicken & Blueberry Pasta Salad Recipe

13 Reviews for Chicken & Blueberry Pasta Salad

06/16/2013
Outside the box, but worth the adventure!

I didn't have fresh blueberries, so I used frozen ones that I let thaw in a strainer. Texture was a little softer than fresh, but still tasted great. I also didn't want to waste a can of broth since I don't use it very much, so I used the water that I cooked the chicken in. The entire family loved it!

Simple to make. A new way to eat chicken and pasta
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09/12/2012
Anonymous
a favorite in our house

the key to making this taste great is using the shallots. We also modified to be vegetarian by using tofu cubes or strips. could also be used as a side dish by adding no chicken or tofu. super easy and light.

flavor, ease
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08/15/2012
Anonymous
A big hit!

This recipe was a big hit, even with "no fruit with meat" contingent. I used rotini instead, and lemon thyme (extra citrusy!). This will definitely be a go-to recipe.

The key to the poached chicken it to keep the water temp between 165 and 185 degrees F.

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06/22/2012
Anonymous
OMG

I made this dish and was VERY pleased! I used an onion instead of the shallot and Penne for the pasta. I added onion and garlic powders to the chicken while poaching, and It turned out great. Some will love it, some will hate it but I think it's a WIN! If you are looking for a fresh idea, try this!

using fresh berry in something besides muffins!
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06/09/2012
Delicious combination!

I wait every summer for blueberry season to come around just so i can make this dish. I've made it three years in a row now and I have to say, I like it even more every time I make it! The juicy chicken, the tangy feta, tart lime juice, and plump blueberries all together make an interesting and unique dish! I've also made this for company and they couldn't stop raving about it either! It makes a great light summer supper.

By the way, there are plenty or restaurants that poach chicken. It is the perfect way to cook the chicken for this dish so it adds flavor and doesn't compete with the other ingredients.

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