Pasta And Fruit Chicken Salad

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6
Pasta And Fruit Chicken Salad

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Cooking chicken to have on hand for quick meals takes only minutes with the help of the microwave. For 2 to 2 1/2 cups of cubed, cooked chicken, place 2 whole breasts (1 1/2 to 2 lb.) in a 12x8-inch microwave-safe dish; cover the chicken with microwave-safe waxed paper. Microwave on HIGH for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear, turning the dish a half turn and rearranging the chicken halfway through cooking. Cool chicken and cut it into cubes or bite-sized pieces. Cooked chicken can be used immediately, refrigerated one to two days or tightly wrapped and frozen for up to six months.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/4 Cups
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
51%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
18g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
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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