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Fruited Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Fruited Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

“This easy, 5-ingredient recipe makes a nice alternative to potato salad for a summer side dish.” It’s also refreshing, colorful and a great way to use up leftover chicken. Enjoy! Bridget Francoeur – Adrian, MI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup halved green grapes
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, oranges and grapes. Drain and rinse pasta with cold water; add to chicken mixture. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
    Easy Asian Noodles: Substitute 8 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti for bow tie pasta, adding a 10-ounce package of julienned carrots and 1/2 pound sugar snap peas during last minute of cooking. Drain; add chicken, oranges and 1/2 cup stir-fry sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 316 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

Reviews for Fruited Chicken Pasta Salad

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LisaG333 User ID: 1403340 68673
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"I made this and the Parmesan Knots from Taste of Home for a luncheon jewelry party I was hosting and everyone loved both. The salad was easy to make and easy to eat off the plate without having to sit at a table. Will definitely use this recipe again! Try it AND the Parmesan Knots. Great light lunch!"

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megan.smith121 User ID: 2754867 166498
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"love this! I've also had it with cubed cheddar cheese in it."

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mythyagain@yahoo.com User ID: 1202636 154316
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"An interesting combination of 5 items makes up this salad. It is easy to prepare and I will use it as a "take to work" salad."

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2busy4Marthasrecipes User ID: 5168864 106046
Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"My daughter LOVES this. It's fast cheap and a snap to make and for a summer meal, this is wonderful, we used red grapes, though. It gave it more color."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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