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Party Chicken and Pasta Salad

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 12

Blend an Asian-influenced dressing to accent a spectacular mix of fresh vegetables, fruits, and tender chicken. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Salad

5
cups uncooked rotini pasta (16 oz)
4
cups cubed cooked chicken
1
cup thinly sliced celery
1/2
cup chopped green onions
12
oz fresh snow pea pods, trimmed, halved crosswise
2
cups seedless red and/or green grapes, halved
1
can (8 oz) pineapple tidbits in unsweetened juice, drained, reserving liquid
1
cup slivered almonds, toasted if desired
6
to 8 leaves leaf lettuce

Dressing

1
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh gingerroot
1
teaspoon garlic salt
2
tablespoons reserved pineapple liquid
2
tablespoons soy sauce
2
tablespoons honey

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining salad ingredients except almonds and lettuce. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients.
  • 3
    Add pasta and 1/2 cup of the almonds to salad; stir gently to mix. Add dressing; toss to coat. Line serving bowl or platter with lettuce. Spoon salad over lettuce. Sprinkle with remaining almonds.

Expert Tips

  • Deli chicken or rotisserie chicken are easy ways to get cooked chicken for this salad.
  • Cook almonds over medium heat, 5 to 7 minutes, until golden brown. Stir the almonds frequently so they don’t burn. Remove them from the skillet when they’re done to prevent further cooking.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
18%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
13g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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