Cherry-Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe
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Cherry-Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

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The Women in Mission group at my church always receives compliments for this sweet and savory salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 3-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash dried tarragon

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 525 calories, 32g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, onions and cherries. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; add to chicken mixture.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sugar, salt, mustard, pepper and tarragon. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cherry-Chicken Pasta Salad in Country Extra July 2010, p44

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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workingstiff54 User ID: 8844250 247471
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

"Very simple and tasty salad. The celery and onions add a nice crunch and contrast to the chewiness of the cherries. I used 1/8 teaspoon of dried tarragon which seemed to be the right amount of seasoning for my taste."

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