Chicken Pasta Salad with poppyseed dressing
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Creamy pasta salad with chicken and fruit -- a side dish or a meal.
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
  • 16 oz package of pasta
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin (about ¼ cup)
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced (about ½ cup)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite sized pieces (approximately two large chicken breasts)
  • 1 bottle poppyseed dressing (I use Brianna’s)
  • ½ - ¾ cup of your choice of fruit
  1. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Rigatoni, farafelle or penne work well.
  2. Cook chicken until done – microwave, poach or grill -- cool slightly and cut into small pieces.
  3. Slice onions and celery.
  4. Drain and rinse pasta when finished cooking. Rinse with cold water to stop cooking process.
  5. Mix cooled chicken, pasta, vegetables and poppyseed dressing together.
  6. Gently fold in fruit of your choice. Grapes, blueberries, strawberries, dried cranberries, mandarin oranges are suitable choices.
  7. Chill two hours before serving. Will keep in refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  8. Makes six to eight servings.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at