Lemon-Chicken Pasta Salad

Lemon-Chicken Pasta Salad

Fresh lemon, pea pods and almonds give this 30-minute salad its pizzazz.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
box Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® ranch & bacon pasta salad mix
1
cup mayonnaise
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1 1/2
cups snow pea pods, strings removed, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2
cup sliced almonds
Leaf lettuce, if desired
  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, mayonnaise, lemon peel and lemon juice. Stir in chicken, pea pods and almonds. Serve on lettuce leaves. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.
Makes 4 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead
Make this salad up to 24 hours before serving. If needed, stir in a few drops of milk to make it creamy again.
Health Twist
For fewer calories, use reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise.
Time-Saver
No leftover cooked chicken on hand? You can buy frozen chopped cooked chicken, canned chunk chicken or rotisserie chicken.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 800
    • (Calories from Fat 500),
  • Total Fat 56g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 800mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 9 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.