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Chicken Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 30 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Fat-free poppy seed yogurt dressing is so delicious with the chicken, grapes, spinach and pasta. Perfect for a summer dinner!

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 *

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.

Expert Tips

* 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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
490mg
20%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
10g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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