Honey and Soy Chicken With Pasta Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by ImPat

Been looking for recipes which are complete meals and this one is from Australian Diabetic Living. Times are estimated, though DO NOT include 4 hour marinating time.

Top Review by Tisme

I used breasts for this recipe, and followed the direction as written for the chicken.
The chicken was fantastic, and so moist! The chicken cooked perfectly, lovely and just a little sticky on the outside with wonderful flavours throughout the breast.
The salad was great, we love our salad here, and it had everything we love.
I will be making again Pat........This is a great marinade.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Chicken

  • 600 g chicken thigh fillets (skinless trimmed of fat)
  • 80 ml apple juice (1/2 cup unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (salt redued)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (clear)
  • cooking spray
  • 2 lemons (cut into wedges to serve)
  • Pasta Salad

  • 200 g pasta (small spiral cooked as per packet instructions)
  • 8 cups lettuce (iceberg finely shredded)
  • 3 cucumbers (lebanese chopped)
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 50 g snow pea sprouts (trimmed)
  • 2 large carrots (cut into short thin sticks)
  • 100 g tasty cheese (fat reduced, cubed)
  • 1 red capsicum (bell pepper cut into thick strips)
  • 1 yellow capsicum (bell pepper cut into thick strips)
  • 2 tablespoons fat free ranch dressing (or other of your choice)

Directions

  1. Put chicken in a shallow dish.
  2. Put apple juice, soy sauce, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl and whisk to combine and then pour over the chicken and turn chicken to coat.
  3. Cover and put in the fridge for 4 hours to marinate.
  4. Spray barbecue plate or barbecue grill with cooking spray and preheat to medium, add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  5. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with foil and set aside for 2-3 minutes to rest.
  6. Pasta Salad - Put pasta, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, snow pea sprouts, carrot, cheese and capsicums in a large bowl, do this while the chicken is marinating and then you cover and refrigerate and dress just before serving.
  7. Pour the dressing over and toss to combine.
  8. Divide the chicken between plates and serve with the pasta salad and lemon wedges.

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