Lemon-Chicken Pasta Salad

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

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

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.

Expert Tips

Make this salad up to 24 hours before serving. If needed, stir in a few drops of milk to make it creamy again.

For fewer calories, use reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise.

No leftover cooked chicken on hand? You can buy frozen chopped cooked chicken, canned chunk chicken or rotisserie chicken.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
800
(
Calories from Fat
500),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
56g
56%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
800mg
800%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
20%;
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.