Light Picnic Pasta Salad Recipe

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For a lighter pasta salad with delicious chicken and broccoli, try this recipe. It his lighter than the regular salads but you are not missing out on any flavor.—Katherine Stallwood, Kennewick, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) shell macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1-1/4 cups reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 223 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 242 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine macaroni, chicken, broccoli and onion. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Picnic Pasta Salad in Country Woman May/June 2004, p36

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 223 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 242 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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