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Cherry-Chicken Pasta Salad

The Women in Mission group at my church always receives compliments for this sweet and savory salad.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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