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JILL BAKES | BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad

I often get asked for lunch inspiration… soup is my go-to but when I need a change I like to make up a pasta salad that I can meal prep.

This one is really tasty and is great for using up leftover chicken or pasta!

This makes enough for about 3 lunches - if meal prepping this for a few days lunches, I’ll leave out the tomatoes and lettuce and add them in fresh each day otherwise they can wilt and go mushy.

I usually use wholemeal pasta or a mix of white and wholemeal, but any pasta type/shape will work!

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer


Serves 3

150g dried pasta (any type) .

1 small tin sweetcorn

1 pepper, diced

2 tomatoes, diced

1 baby gem lettuce, shredded

10 grapes, halved

30g grated cheddar cheese

3 tbsp BBQ sauce (I use Crucials)

2 tbsp light mayonnaise

Salt and pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees fan.

Place the chicken fillets onto an oven tray and spread 1 tbsp of the BBQ sauce between the 3 fillets. Cook for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. When cooked set aside to cool and chop into small chunks.

2. Cook the pasta as per packet instructions.

Once cooked, drain and set aside to cool.

3. Prep the salad veg. Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and combine.

This would be a lovely salad for a BBQ.


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 50,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!


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