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Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

This attractive, chilled salad captures the lively flavor of the season in a snap. Renee Glowe of Clayton, Wisconsin combines tangy cranberries with pasta and toasted almonds for a standout dish.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2/3 cup uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/2 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup poppy seed salad dressing


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse with cold water and drain well. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the chicken, almonds, onion, cranberries and celery. Stir in the pasta. Drizzle with salad dressing; toss to coat. Chill until serving.

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  • christenoel
    May 25, 2010

    Great salad for anytime. I made this for moms who came for a lunch play date and they all took the recipe. It is a lot of flavor and they all blend so well.

  • orsuela
    Feb 22, 2010

    This is the best pasta salad I've ever had. I used a shredded rotisserie chicken instead of chicken breast. My family raved about it!

  • partridge
    Aug 17, 2009

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  • mom23kids
    Jun 23, 2009

    Great for lunch on a hot summer day.

  • mcdavig
    Jul 16, 2008

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