Chicken Salad with a Twist

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
This colorful salad will disappear fast at your next potluck. I got the recipe from my cousin, who always has great dishes at her parties...and this recipe is no exception! —Valerie Hotl Cartersville, Georgia


  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/3 cup zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown or horseradish mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, chicken, onion, celery, cucumber and olives.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the Italian dressing, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled. Just before serving, fold in tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 215 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 338mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.