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Orange Pasta Salad

The orange dressing has a fresh flavor that really complements the chicken, pasta and fruit. And toasted almonds add lots of festive crunch.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 5 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cups cooked pasta (spirals, shells or wheels)
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup drained pineapple tidbits
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, pasta, celery, onions, pineapple, oranges and kiwi. In a small bowl, mix the next six ingredients. Pour over chicken mixture; toss to coat. Cover and chill for several hours. Toss with almonds just before serving.

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  • bethlvn
    Jul 10, 2010

    This recipe was a huge hit with my kids. They really enjoyed all the fruit with the pasta they love!