Chicken Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Chicken Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Whip up a yummy chicken and pasta salad dressed with a Greek yogurt lemon-poppy seed combo.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

Dressing
2
containers (6 oz each) Greek Fat Free honey vanilla yogurt
1/2
cup milk
3
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2
teaspoons poppy seed
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
Salad
2
cups uncooked penne or rotini pasta
2
cups diced cooked chicken
2
cups baby spinach leaves
1
cup red seedless grapes, halved
1/2
cup thinly sliced celery
1/2
cup slivered almonds, toasted *
  1. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients using wire whisk until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  3. In large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, spinach, grapes and celery. Stir dressing; pour over salad and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Stir in almonds, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish, if desired.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
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Technique
* To toast almonds, cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.
Do-Ahead
Make a day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Stir the salad before serving. If needed, add a tablespoon or two of milk to make it more creamy.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 490mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.