Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad Recipe
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Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad Recipe

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I’ve tried many chicken salad recipes over the years, but this is my very favorite. It’s fresh, fruity and refreshing, and the cashews add wonderful crunch. Every time I serve it at a potluck or picnic, I get rave reviews…and always come home with an empty bowl! —Kara Cook, Elk Ridge, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral or rotini pasta
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced celery
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 package (5 ounces) dried cranberries
  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups salted cashews

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 661 calories, 37 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, pineapple, celery, onions, grapes and cranberries. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stir into chicken mixture.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the ranch dressing and mayonnaise. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in cashews. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 661 calories, 37 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

Whole family liked it! I used tri-colored pasta, tasted and looked great.

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Reviewed May. 20, 2014

This recipe was excellent! I used rotisserie chicken and added some Italian spices and my husband LOVED it. Already planning all of the summer events I can take this to!

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

Very good salad. I had to make it for a church luncheon, so substituted chopped water chestnuts for crunchiness instead of the cashews. It worked - bowl was empty!

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

This is an oh-so delicious recipe! I make it just the way it's written except I usually always use rotisserie chicken.

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

LOVE this recipe

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