6.09.2011

Pasta Chicken Salad

I have a sister-in-law that in the summer has five salads that she makes, one for each night of the week. She serves the salad with a chunk of fresh bread and cool lemonade.   This is one of those five salads and is very good on a hot summer night!

2 pounds of pasta (bow-tie, seashell, or smaller pasta noodle)
2-4 ribs of celery, diced
1 c seedless red grapes, rinsed and cut in half
1-2 cans mandarin oranges, drained well
4 green onions, sliced fine
2-3 c of seasoned cooked chicken, cooled
1 c of cashew halves
1 bottle of T Marzetti or Kraft Coleslaw dressing
1 c mayonnaise

Cook pasta until done.  Drain and rinse in cold water.  Cool complete.

In a large mixing bowl add cooked pasta, celery, grapes, oranges, green onion, and chicken.  Mix well.

In small bowl combine coleslaw dressing and mayonnaise.  Mix thoroughly, until smooth and creamy.

Add the dressing mix to the chicken/pasta mix.  Do not add all at once, but add half and then continue adding until desired consistency/taste is reached.   Salt and pepper to taste, if needed.

PASTA CHICKEN SALAD PRINTABLE RECIPE