Spinach Chicken Salad Recipe
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Spinach Chicken Salad Recipe

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Dazzle your hungry visitors with this crunchy salad. It showcases an interesting mixture of chicken, pasta, spinach and other vegetables. The delectable dressing complements the colorful ingredients. A hearty plateful makes a satisfying entree. —Janet Mooberry, Peoria, Illinois
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 (about 3 whole breasts)
  • 2 cups green grape halves
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 2 cups packed torn spinach
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced celery
  • 7 ounces spiral pasta or elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 1/2 large cucumber, sliced
  • 3 green onions with tops, sliced
  • Large spinach leaves, optional
  • Oranges slices, optional
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, grapes, peas, spinach, celery, pasta, artichoke hearts, cucumber and green onions. Cover and refrigerate. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Just before serving, whisk dressing and pour over salad; toss to coat. If desired, serve on a spinach leaf and garnish with oranges. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Spinach Chicken Salad in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p31

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"Question for those who have made this. How important are the artichoke hearts to this as I can not stand the taste of them? It looks delicious other than that."

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"Loved this recipe...it went straight into my recipe file as I plan on making it often. I substituted leftover turkey for the chicken and used romaine instead of spinach. Even my picky teenage son went back for seconds."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"A friend just made this and gave me a container full. I am addicted to it. So happy to have the recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"This recipe is so yummy. I make this for my elderly parents, with a subsitution in the dressing. (For my diabetic dad), I omit the sugar and use 1/8 cup Agave nectar, which is low-glycemic. You can adjust this amount to your personal taste. Also I use whole grain pasta as it is diabetic and diet friendly. God bless you!"

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"Why is there no nutritional information for this recipe?"

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