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Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pasta Salad

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Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pasta Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6
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Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Pineapple, ginger and lime make this tropical salad dance on your tastebuds!
Updated Aug 17, 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® chipotle ranch pasta salad mix
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 packages (6 oz each) refrigerated grilled chicken strips, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 3 medium green onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1
    Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir together seasoning mix, mayonnaise, brown sugar, lime juice, gingerroot and red pepper flakes. Stir in chicken, pineapple, green onions and cilantro.
  • 3
    Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. Stir pasta into salad mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour to chill. Stir before serving.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Need dinner now? We love the salad after it's chilled a bit but you also can serve it immediately after making it.
  • tip 2
    Leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken? Use it in this tasty salad.

Nutrition

240 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 10g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
18%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
5g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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