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Menu Plan for the week of June 7, 2013: Wednesday's Recipes

Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     This is a variation on the traditional Pasta with Pesto Sauce, with feta and olives giving it a bit of Greek flair.

Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

Total time: 25 minutes
     This is not the prettiest salad, pesto usually isn't... But the taste is wonderful: the feta and Greek Olives adding just the right amount of contrast to the chicken and pasta.

Chicken Pesto Pasta  Ingredients:


Note:  If using leftover chicken, cut into bite-size pieces and add to pasta.

Fresh Fruit

Your choice.... peaches?

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, pot for pasta, colander, pasta bowl,
marinating dish, barbecue grill or large skillet
Put water on high heat for pasta
Make marinade for chicken, pour over chicken
Light/turn on barbecue grill if using
Cut tomatoes in half
Snip chives
Cut feta

Pit olives if needed, cut
Start to cook pasta
Start to cook chicken
     Wait for everything to cook
Turn chicken
Remove chicken and slice
Drain pasta
Mix pesto, yogurt, oil
Add pasta, stir to combine
Finish salad and serve
Don't forget the fruit

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