1In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients with wire whisk until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until ready to use.
2Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
3In 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.