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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


  • 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


  • 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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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!"

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

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

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."

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.