Orange Pasta Salad Recipe

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The orange dressing has a fresh flavor that really complements the chicken, pasta and fruit. And toasted almonds add lots of festive crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 5 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cups cooked pasta (spirals, shells or wheels)
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup drained pineapple tidbits
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 525 calories, 36g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 554mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, pasta, celery, onions, pineapple, oranges and kiwi. In a small bowl, mix the next six ingredients. Pour over chicken mixture; toss to coat. Cover and chill for several hours. Toss with almonds just before serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Orange Pasta Salad in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p14

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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bethlvn User ID: 2223816 40003
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

"This recipe was a huge hit with my kids. They really enjoyed all the fruit with the pasta they love!"

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