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Grilled Butter Chicken Pasta Salad

May your summer be full of delicious grilled food and yummy sides. I know my summer will be! I’m upgrading my BBQ this weekend and can’t wait to put it to good use. I see lots of backyard parties in my future. I have just the recipe to serve to my friends and family: a Grilled Butter Chicken Pasta Salad. Main course or side dish? You decide.

Grilled Butter Chicken Pasta Salad - This delicious summer recipe packs a huge flavour punch! It's creamy and mildly spicy and is a hit at summer BBQs.

Grilled Butter Chicken Pasta Salad

My Cultured Kitchen challenge this month was to take a familiar summer BBQ recipe and give it an unforgettable twist. How did I do that? Mix in a little India, of course!

This recipe packs a nice punch in the flavour department and is fairly straightforward to make. Start by marinating the chicken breasts in a mixture of Patak’s Butter Chicken Curry Paste, sour cream and mayonnaise. I used my indoor grill to prepare the chicken breasts. If you have a backyard BBQ, use that instead. My BBQ isn’t working so I improvised.

I added in some halved cherry tomatoes, chopped green pepper and green onions for a bit of crunch and colour. Use whatever pasta you have on hand in your pantry. I like the shape of rotini pasta for presentation.

The dressing is where the magic happens. Again, it’s Patak’s Butter Chicken Curry Paste, sour cream and mayonnaise. It’s creamy, smooth and mild. Don’t worry about this recipe being too spicy. It’s subtle and delicious.

Grilled Butter Chicken Pasta Salad - This delicious summer recipe packs a huge flavour punch! It's creamy and mildly spicy and is a hit at summer BBQs.

We enjoyed a big bowl for dinner. It’s hearty and filling! However, it would also work with as a side too. Use the butter chicken marinade in the recipe and serve some grilled chicken for dinner. YUM!

If you are serving a crowd, double (or triple) the recipe. It serves 4 to 6 depending on how big your bowl is. In our home, we had big bowls so it easily fed our family of four.

How will you mix in a little India this summer?

Grilled Butter Chicken Pasta Salad - This delicious summer recipe packs a huge flavour punch! It's creamy and mildly spicy and is a hit at summer BBQs.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Grilled Butter Chicken Pasta Salad

This delicious summer recipe packs a huge flavour punch! It’s creamy and mildly spicy and is a hit at summer BBQs.

Ingredients:

Grilled Butter Chicken

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Patak’s Butter Chicken Curry Paste
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Pasta Salad

  • 3 cups pasta of your choice, uncooked
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 green peppers, diced
  • 1 tbsp Patak’s Butter Chicken Curry Paste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt

 

Directions:

Grilled Butter Chicken

  1. Mix together Butter Chicken Curry Paste, mayonnaise and sour cream in a small bowl. Spread over the uncooked chicken breasts. Let marinate in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Grill both sides over medium-high heat until the temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 165F. Set aside to cool.
  3. Once cooled, roughly chop into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

Pasta Salad

  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, green onions, tomatoes, green pepper and pasta.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, Butter Chicken Curry Paste and salt. Pour into pasta salad mixture and stir to coat.
  4. Chill 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Disclosure: I am part of The Cultured Kitchen Ambassador program in partnership with Patak’s Canada and Blue Dragon Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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