Grilled Chicken and Blueberry Pasta Salad

Chicken, blueberries and pasta are a winning combination in this spa-inspired light summer meal. Use white balsamic vinegar for the dressing, a milder and less sweet version of the traditional reddish-brown balsamic vinegar. Photo credit: Amy Johnson from She Wears Many Hats.

Serves: Makes 8 servings.
15 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • Mix oil, vinegar, sugar, pepper, oregano, sea salt and thyme in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Reserve 1/2 cup for the pasta salad. Add chicken to remaining vinaigrette; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 1 hour or longer for extra flavor. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

  • Grill chicken over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked through. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well. Place spinach in large serving bowl. Add hot cooked pasta; toss gently until spinach is slightly wilted. Add chicken, blueberries, onion and reserved 1/2 cup vinaigrette; toss gently to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 321Cholesterol: 46mg
  • Sodium: 134mgProtein: 21g
  • Total Fat: 13gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 30g

Ratings & Reviews: 1

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  • Carrie on 08/11/2014

    This had interesting ingredients, but the dressing was much too bland. Would be interested if anyone has suggestions about how to brighten it up. I'm going to try using regular balsamic. A friend suggested adding mustard, but I'm hesitant. Does anyone else have suggestions?

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