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Fruited Chicken Pasta Salad

“This easy, 5-ingredient recipe makes a nice alternative to potato salad for a summer side dish.” It’s also refreshing, colorful and a great way to use up leftover chicken. Enjoy! Bridget Francoeur – Adrian, MI
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup halved green grapes
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, oranges and grapes. Drain and rinse pasta with cold water; add to chicken mixture. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
    Easy Asian Noodles: Substitute 8 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti for bow tie pasta, adding a 10-ounce package of julienned carrots and 1/2 pound sugar snap peas during last minute of cooking. Drain; add chicken, oranges and 1/2 cup stir-fry sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 316 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • LisaG333
    Dec 16, 2011

    I made this and the Parmesan Knots from Taste of Home for a luncheon jewelry party I was hosting and everyone loved both. The salad was easy to make and easy to eat off the plate without having to sit at a table. Will definitely use this recipe again! Try it AND the Parmesan Knots. Great light lunch!

  • woitte
    Oct 16, 2011

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  • megan.smith121
    Aug 25, 2011

    love this! I've also had it with cubed cheddar cheese in it.

  • mythyagain
    Aug 27, 2010

    An interesting combination of 5 items makes up this salad. It is easy to prepare and I will use it as a "take to work" salad.

  • 2busy4Marthasrecipes
    May 26, 2010

    My daughter LOVES this. It's fast cheap and a snap to make and for a summer meal, this is wonderful, we used red grapes, though. It gave it more color.

  • teri396
    Jun 26, 2009

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