Party Chicken and Pasta Salad

Party Chicken and Pasta Salad

Blend an Asian-influenced dressing to accent a spectacular mix of fresh vegetables, fruits, and tender chicken.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

12

servings

Salad
5
cups uncooked rotini pasta (16 oz)
4
cups cubed cooked chicken
1
cup thinly sliced celery
1/2
cup chopped green onions
12
oz fresh snow pea pods, trimmed, halved crosswise
2
cups seedless red and/or green grapes, halved
1
can (8 oz) pineapple tidbits in unsweetened juice, drained, reserving liquid
1
cup slivered almonds, toasted if desired
6
to 8 leaves leaf lettuce
Dressing
1
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh gingerroot
1
teaspoon garlic salt
2
tablespoons reserved pineapple liquid
2
tablespoons soy sauce
2
tablespoons honey
  1. Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining salad ingredients except almonds and lettuce. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients.
  3. Add pasta and 1/2 cup of the almonds to salad; stir gently to mix. Add dressing; toss to coat. Line serving bowl or platter with lettuce. Spoon salad over lettuce. Sprinkle with remaining almonds.
Makes 12 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Deli chicken or rotisserie chicken are easy ways to get cooked chicken for this salad.
Toasting Almonds
Cook almonds over medium heat, 5 to 7 minutes, until golden brown. Stir the almonds frequently so they don’t burn. Remove them from the skillet when they’re done to prevent further cooking.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 520
    • (Calories from Fat 210),
  • Total Fat 23g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 580mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 54g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 23g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.