Chicken pasta salad

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Mikki Miller

By
@littledahl12

This salad is great right away but even better if stored overnight in the refrigerator. My husband, who does not like pasta salads, loves this one.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. pkg
    med. macaroni shells, cooked
  • 4 medium
    chicken breasts cooked and cubed. (I bake mine)
  • 1 c
    diced celery
  • 4 c
    green grapes - whole
  • 1/2 pkg
    craisins (sweetened dried cranberries)
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 c
    mayonaise
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 c
    sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    curry powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar

How to Make Chicken pasta salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook chicken however you prefer. I usually season and bake mine for 20 min. @350
  2. Boil shells until tender
  3. In large bowl assemble shells, chicken, diced celery, green grapes, pecans and craisins.
  4. Dressing: In small bowl mix mayonaise, sour cream, sweet pickle relish, seasoned salt, curry powder and sugar.
  5. Add dressing to chicken mixture and stir to coat. I usually use remaining craisins to decorate the top of the salad.

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About Chicken pasta salad

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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