Pasta And Fruit Chicken Salad

This is a good way to use up yesterday's grilled or roasted chicken for a delicious meal that seems anything but leftover. Pineapple, melon and grapes punctuate the salad with color and bursts of juicy flavor.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6

Ingredients

5
oz. (2 cups) uncooked rotini (spiral pasta) or elbow macaroni
1
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 1/2
teaspoons dry mustard
1/2
teaspoon paprika
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
(20-oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained, reserving 3 tablespoons liquid
2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1
cup melon balls or cubes
1
cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1 Cook rotini to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine mayonnaise, dry mustard, paprika, salt, pepper and reserved 3 tablespoons pineapple liquid; blend well.
  • 3 Add cooked rotini, pineapple, chicken, melon and grapes to mayonnaise mixture; mix gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/4 Cups
    Calories
    510
    (
    Calories from Fat
    300),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    33g
    33%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    340mg
    340%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    18g
    18%
    ),
    Protein
    18g
    18%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Lean Meat; 5 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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