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20 easy chicken pasta recipes

For a quick and easy dinner that's guaranteed to be loved by the whole family, you can't go past a tasty chicken pasta. From delicious pesto pasta bakes to creamy carbonaras, these simple recipes are perfect for using up that leftover chicken on nights where you don't have time to cook. If you're looking for a lighter dish, we've also included lovely chicken pasta salads that are great for an easy meal on those hot summer days.
chicken pasta bake

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chicken, walnut and fetta pasta salad
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Chicken, walnut and fetta pasta salad

Use barbecued chicken breast with the skin removed, leftover roast chicken, or pan-fried or poached chicken breasts. If making ahead of time, don’t dress the salad until ready to serve. We used a fat-free french vinaigrette, but dress the salad with your favourite fat-free dressing. Note

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