Strawberry Chicken Pasta Salad

  in Recipes, Salads

1/2 lb bow tie pasta (or you can use penne, fusilli, gemelli, etc.)
2 chicken breasts
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chicken broth
pinch sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon chia seeds

1/2 lb strawberries, hulled, quartered
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced

  1. Cook the pasta to al dente in salted water. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
  2. Heat a grill to medium. Pound the chicken breasts to about 1/2 inch thick. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Set aside on a plate and cover loosely with foil.
  3. Add the dressing ingredients to a large bowl and mix until combined. Add the drained pasta, strawberries, onion, mint, and celery and toss to combine. Taste and add more salt to your liking.
  4. Divide the pasta among 4 plates. Slice the chicken breasts and place over the pasta. Serve immediately.