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Chicken Pasta Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed Dressing

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Pull off a dinner pasta salad in less than 30 minutes. Six easy ingredients are all you need.

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
1/2
cup refrigerated poppy seed dressing
1 1/2
cups cut-up cooked chicken
3/4
cup halved red grapes
1/2
cup thinly sliced celery
1/4
cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1 Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir together seasoning mix and dressing. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; toss to combine. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

Expert Tips

To toast almonds, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until almonds begin to brown, then stirring constantly until they are light brown.

Dried cherries can be used instead of the red grapes.

You can use frozen diced cooked chicken, thawed, or cut-up deli rotisserie chicken.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
1210mg
50%
Potassium
430mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
20g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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