Chicken, Pear and Pasta Salad

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Pears are a very versatile fruit. Used in this salad it makes a savoury dish.

  • Serves: 6
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  • Preparation Time: 35 minutes
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    • 3 tblsp. Sour cream
      11 oz. Fusilli
      2 tblsp. toasted and slivered Almonds
      2 ripe Pears
      3 sliced spring Onions
      3 1/2 oz. Creamy Blue Cheese
      6 1/2 oz. Chicken breast fillets


    1. 1) Cook the pasta in a large pot of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, rinse under cold water, then drain again. Allow to cool.

      2) Place the chicken breasts in a frying pan, cover with cold water and simmer gently for 8 minutes or until tender turning the chicken over occasionally. Remove from the pan, allow to cool, slice into fine pieces and place in a bowl with the cooked pasta.

      3) Halve the pears and remove the cores, about the same size as the chicken pieces and add to the chicken with the spring onion and the almonds.

      4) Mix the creamy blue cheese and the sour cream with the 3 tablespoons of ice-cold water and 1/4 teaspoon of each the salt and pepper, in a food processor until smooth.

      5) Pour the mixture over the salad and stir to combine. Transfer the salad into a mixing bowl or arrange on a platter. Garnish with slivers of spring onions, if you like.

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    Mar 29th, 2001 01:51 AM By suzicoupon

    A little on the sweet side for a pasta, but a great dish overall.

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