Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Chicken!

by helpinghandstwins

We always get a great response from our food blogs so we thought we’d do one more! These are our “twin takes” on a favorite ingredient – chicken! Enjoy!

Holly’s Pesto Pasta Pea Salad with Poultry

1 lb pasta, 3/4 cup frozen peas, small jar of pesto, 1 cup cooked boneless chicken breast cut up into pieces

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Add the peas during the last five minutes of cooking time. Drain well. Pour into a large bowl. Stir in the pesto and chicken. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold.

Heather’s Grape and Walnut Chicken Salad

1 fully cooked rotisserie chicken, 1/2 cup mayo (I use soy free vegenaise), 1 cup seedless purple grapes sliced in half, 1/3 cup crushed walnuts, salt & pepper to taste

In a large mixing bowl, de-bone the chicken using only the meat (no skin or bones).  Add the mayo, salt and pepper and mix well.  Add the grapes and walnuts and stir to combine.  Refrigerate or serve immediately on toast, crackers, lettuce leaves or eat it all by itself!