Chicken Salad For A Crowd

Delight your guests with this smooth and creamy chicken pasta salad – green grapes and citrus give it a sweet lemony twist.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 4 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 25
 

Ingredients

12
oz. (2 cups) uncooked orzo or rosamarina (rice-shaped pasta)
2
cups mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
cup half-and-half
1
tablespoon salt
2
teaspoons white pepper
2
tablespoons lemon juice
4
cups cubed cooked chicken
2
cups seedless green grapes, halved
2
cups (1 large) chopped seeded cucumber
1
cup chopped celery

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Steps

  • 1 Cook orzo to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine mayonnaise, half-and-half, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Stir in cooked orzo and all remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 1 Cook orzo to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine mayonnaise, half-and-half, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Stir in cooked orzo and all remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, also goes by the name rosamarina, which means "rose of the sea."

To seed a cucumber, cut it in half lenghtwise and scrape out the seeds with a teaspoon, small melon baller or grapefruit spoon.

Substitute low-fat for regular mayonnaise and skim milk for half-and-half to slash the fat per serving from 16 grams to 3 grams.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.