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Orange Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Orange Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Dining alone? Try this colorful salad from Mary Lewis of Norman, Oklahoma. Refreshing mandarin oranges and a creamy citrus dressing complement tender cubes of chicken, pasta spirals, veggies and sliced red grapes. Truly, it's an entree in itself!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:1 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/2 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • ORANGE VINAIGRETTE:
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a small bowl, combine the pasta, chicken, oranges, cucumber, grapes and onion.
  • 2. In another bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 1 serving.

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups equals 529 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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