Jackie's Cherry Chicken Poppyseed Pasta Salad

Jackie's Cherry Chicken Poppyseed Pasta Salad Recipe

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Anna McWhorter


A bunch of us girls get together and do paper crafts once a month. Jackie made us this salad and since then more then half have remade it for one thing or another. It is scrumptious! Great for pot lucks, holiday parties or any other get together you can think of.


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20 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    chicken breast
  • 1 box
    bow-tie pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 1/4 c
    poppyseed dressing
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    chopped celery
  • 3/4 c
    red onion
  • 5 oz
    dried cherries
  • 1 c
    slivered almonds
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper (or to taste)

How to Make Jackie's Cherry Chicken Poppyseed Pasta Salad


  1. Cut chicken into bite size chunks and cook/brown in skillet with EVOO or cooking spray. Cook pasta per package directions (don’t overcook), rinse with cold water, and drain well.
  2. Mix Mayo, Poppyseed dressing, salt and pepper in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine chicken, pasta, celery, onions, and cherries in a large bowl.
  4. Fold 1 ¾ cup mayo, poppyseed, salt and Pepper mixture into salad. Reserve the remaining ¾ cup to add just before serving.
  5. Cover and refrigerate salad & extra dressing for several hours or overnight.
  6. Just before serving add additional dressing and slivered almonds. Mix Well. Enjoy.

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About Jackie's Cherry Chicken Poppyseed Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta, Chicken Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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