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Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe

Since we grow and harvest our own spinach, we use it in lots of dishes. One of our favorite ways to enjoy it is in this pasta salad.—Ruby Pyles, Myersville, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 4 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 4 cups cooked spiral pasta
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced celery
  • 2 cups green grapes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped onion


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients; pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 212 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2017

"It's wonderful as written, but I always omit the tomatoes and celery and add extra pea pods. I also make a double batch of the yummy dressing since my family likes it a bit moister. The second day, I have plenty of dressing to add in more spinach for another meal. Great recipe and is the favorite of one of my sons."

Reviewed May. 25, 2014 Edited Jul. 2, 2014

"I think this is a very good salad, but I would have liked it better if I'd not put in so much celery, and maybe added some grated carrot as a replacement. Also, I don't like the "raw" taste of uncooked Chinese pea pods, so I'd probably like it better if I were to blanche them just long enough to take away that taste, but still leave them tender crisp. Even regular frozen peas that have been thawed would be a good substitute."

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"I make this recipe all the time. It is absolutely delicious. It also keeps well if you don't put the dressing on the entire salad, but apply it separately."

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