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Chicken Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Fat-free poppy seed yogurt dressing is so delicious with the chicken, grapes, spinach and pasta. Perfect for a summer dinner!

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

Dressing

2
containers (6 oz each) Greek Fat Free honey vanilla yogurt
1/2
cup milk
3
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2
teaspoons poppy seed
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel

Salad

2
cups uncooked penne or rotini pasta
2
cups diced cooked chicken
2
cups baby spinach leaves
1
cup red seedless grapes, halved
1/2
cup thinly sliced celery
1/2
cup slivered almonds, toasted *

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Steps

  • 1 In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients using wire whisk until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 2 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, spinach, grapes and celery. Stir dressing; pour over salad and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Stir in almonds, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish, if desired.
  • 1 In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients using wire whisk until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 2 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, spinach, grapes and celery. Stir dressing; pour over salad and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Stir in almonds, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish, if desired.

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* To toast almonds, cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Make a day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Stir the salad before serving. If needed, add a tablespoon or two of milk to make it more creamy.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.