Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pasta Salad

Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Pineapple, ginger and lime make this tropical salad dance on your tastebuds!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® chipotle ranch pasta salad mix
1/3
cup mayonnaise
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon fresh lime juice
1
teaspoon grated gingerroot
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
packages (6 oz each) refrigerated grilled chicken strips, chopped
1 1/2
cups chopped fresh pineapple
3
medium green onions, sliced
2
teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir together seasoning mix, mayonnaise, brown sugar, lime juice, gingerroot and red pepper flakes. Stir in chicken, pineapple, green onions and cilantro.
  • 3 Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. Stir pasta into salad mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour to chill. Stir before serving.

Expert Tips

Need dinner now? We love the salad after it's chilled a bit but you also can serve it immediately after making it.

Leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken? Use it in this tasty salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.