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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 11, Monday

Pesto Pasta Salad with Leftover Cornish Hens

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

     This is a variation on the traditional Pasta with Pesto Sauce, giving it a bit of Greek flair.  It goes together quickly with the leftover, grilled Cornish Hens... or grilled chicken breasts.

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:

 Instructions

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

Cooking schedule: 25 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors, pot and colander for pasta, pasta bowl,
marinating dish, barbecue grill or large skillet
Put water on high heat for pasta
Remove meat from Cornish Hens or
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 if not using leftovers
     Wait for everything to cook
Turn chicken
Remove chicken, slice
Drain pasta
Mix pesto, yogurt, oil
Add pasta, stir to combine
Finish salad and Serve