15 minute pasta salad with pesto chicken, tomato and peas


( 2 adults and 2 kids )

  • 300 gramswholewheat pasta
  • 350 gramschicken mini fillets
  • 250 gramsfresh peas- or frozen
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 100 gramsfeta cubes
  • 130 gramsred pesto
  •  olive oil
  •  salt
  •  pepper
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Pasta salad is a favourite with most kids – and parents, as it's super quick to make! Here we've whipped up a yummy version with chicken, red pesto, tomato, feta and peas. If you can find fresh ones, nab those and put the kids on shucking duty – if not, just grab the frozen kind. Enjoy!


1. Cook the pasta according to the packet, then rinse with cold water. At this time, put on a pot with a litre of water (or thereabouts – no need to fuss too much) and bring to the boil, if using frozen peas.

2. Cut the chicken into thin strips and sear on a pan with some olive oil. Remember to season with salt and pepper.

3. If using fresh peas, shuck them around now – if not, cover the frozen peas with boiling water in a bowl to thaw. Rinse and halve the cherry tomatoes.

4. Mix the pasta with chicken, feta, red pesto, cherry tomatoes and peas – and dinner's served. Enjoy!


Tasks for younger kids in the kitchen: Let your kids help rinse and halve the tomatoes, shuck the peas if using fresh, and of course help mix the lot together in the end.

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