Pasta Salad with Chicken, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes and Feta

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Kosher salt

1/2 pound penne

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 

Freshly ground black pepper

1 cup chopped cooked chicken 

1 cup diced cucumber

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the penne and cook according to the package directions; drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl. 
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing: Combine the garlic, red pepper flakes and olive oil in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, for 3 minutes; let cool. Season with salt and black pepper. 
  3. Add the chicken, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and feta to the pasta. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss to coat. Season with salt and black pepper. Chill for up to 3 hours.