Monday, January 12, 2009

Chicken Cashew Pasta Salad

I had some leftover rotisserie chicken, so I threw this salad together Sunday night. The kids have been enjoying it in their lunch along with some sliced oranges this week.

1/2 pkg. bowtie pasta (farfalle)
1/2 pkg. curly pasta (fusilli)
2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup red grapes
1 cup pineapple tidbits (optional)
1 small can mandarine oranges (optional)
1/4 c. chopped green onion
1 cup cashews (optional)
1 cup light mayonnaise (I like Best Foods light)
1 cup sweet salad dressing (I use either Coleslaw Dressing or Briannas Poppy Seed)
salt & pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to pkg. directions, then cool. In a large bowl, mix the cooled pasta, chicken, celery, grapes, pineapple, mandarin oranges and green onion. In a small bowl, mix the mayo, dressing, salt and pepper. Stir everything together until well coated. Refrigerate. Just before serving, stir in cashews.

If there are any ingredients you don't like, just leave them out.


Jillene said...

Looks yummy but where is the recipe? (0:

ALEX & KARI said...

Please post the recipe. Looks delicious.