Ultimate Chicken-Pasta Salad

Ultimate Chicken-Pasta Salad

Brunch, box lunch or brown bag? Here's a tasty chicken salad you have to try.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

10

servings

Dressing
1/3
cup milk
1/3
cup mayonnaise
3
tablespoons sugar
3
tablespoons white wine vinegar
2
teaspoons poppy seed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon celery salt
1/2
teaspoon dry mustard
Salad
1
box (16 oz) gemelli pasta
2
cups diced cooked chicken
1
cup sweetened dried cherries
1/2
cup sliced celery
1/2
cup slivered almonds, toasted
  1. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients with wire whisk until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  3. In large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, cherries and celery. Mix dressing mixture again with wire whisk to recombine; pour over salad and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving to chill salad and blend flavors. Stir in almonds.
Makes 10 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
To toast almonds, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, 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 410
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 290mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 58g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 18g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.