A Collection of Chicken Pasta Salads

A Collection of Chicken Pasta Salads

Chicken Pasta Salad


1 whole cooked broiler-fryer, boned, skinned, cut in chunks

1 16 oz. package frozen broccoli

1/4 tsp. salt

1 8 oz. package pasta shells, cooked

2 cubed large tomatoes

1/2 C. coarsely chopped red onions

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 C. low calorie Italian salad dressing


In saucepan, steam broccoli over boiling water for about 5 minutes.  Remove broccoli from pan, drain and sprinkle with salt.  While still warm place chicken, broccoli, shell macaroni, tomatoes and onion in a large bowl; sprinkle with pepper.  Add Italian dressing and mix gently but thoroughly.  Chill in refrigerator.  Serve cold.

Chicken Rainbow Salad


8oz. Rotini Noodles

2 C. Chicken, cubed and cooked

1 medium Cucumber, sliced

1 C. Celery, sliced

1/2 Red Onion, sliced thin

1/2 C. Mayonnaise

1/4 C. Sour Cream

2 T. Milk

1 tsp. Dried Dill Weed

1 tsp. Salt

1/4 tsp. Pepper


Cook pasta.  Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine chicken, cucumber, celery, and onion.  Mix in pasta.  In small bowl blend mayonnaise, sour cream, milk and seasonings. Mix in pasta.  Toss dressing with salad mixture.



Chicken Spiral Pasta Salad


10 oz. spiral pasta, uncooked

2 C. cut asparagus tips

2 C. yellow squash, sliced

2 C. red bell peppers, diced

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1/2 C. cracker meal

1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

1 tsp. parsley flakes

1/2 tsp. thyme

1 Butter Buds Mix, reconstituted

1/3 C. cashews, roasted, unsalted

1/2 C. plain lowfat yogurt

1 T. Miracle Whip Lite

1 C. 2% lowfat milk

1 Good Seasons salad dressing


Using multicolored vegetable spirals makes a colorful salad.   Mix the cracker meal with the pepper, parsley and thyme.  Dip chicken breasts in Butter Buds mixture, then dip into cracker crumb/seasoning mixture (in a separate bowl).  Place on a lightly greased or teflon baking sheet in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for about 25 minutes (turn chicken over after about 12 minutes).  While chicken is cooking, boil pasta, lightly steam vegetables and diced red pepper. Mix the yogurt, Miracle Whip Lite, lowfat milk and Good Seasons salad dressing mix, or use your own seasoning, in the processor or blender.  When chicken breast is cooked, cut into thin slices or chunks and toss everything together in a large serving bowl.  Serve chilled.







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