Cherry-Chicken Pasta Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
The Women in Mission group at my church always receives compliments for this sweet and savory salad.
Cherry-Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 3-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash dried tarragon


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, onions and cherries. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; add to chicken mixture.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sugar, salt, mustard, pepper and tarragon. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 525 calories, 32g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.