Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad

5-6 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 16 oz. box bow-tie pasta, cooked and rinsed
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 c. red grapes, cut in half
1 red apple, chopped
1 green apple, chopped
1 large can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 small bag slivered almonds

1 16 oz. bottle Kraft Coleslaw Dressing
1 1/2 c. mayo
1 1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
4 chopped green onions

Combine all ingredients for dressing. Toss with all other ingredients. Chill and serve.
From whence it came: Another winner from my dear friend, JoDee Glazier. She was the kind soul who shared her Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe, too. She is also responsible for the Strawberry Layered Dessert. Are you seeing a pattern of yum-e-ness here? I am, and we have JoDee to thank!

Why it's blogable: This is my favorite pasta salad in the whole wide world! I know the ingredients sound a little weird...onions and fruit don't normally go together, but in this salad they do, and they do it well! My married daughter goes crazy for this salad! I know I gave you the recipe for The World's Best Pasta Salad, and that one is truly good, also, but if I had to pick one (and I'm so happy I don't) I'd pick this one. It's kind of a girlie salad. To tell you the truth, The Spy Who Loves Me doesn't love this salad. He is a huge fan of The World's Best Pasta Salad, but I've told you before he's not a fruity guy, and this salad is fruity. But The Spy Who Loves Me is wrong on this...and so many other...issues! This salad is oh so good! I promise!

FYI: If you can't find pineapple tidbits, just buy the chunks and cut them in half. It'll be just the same. And you don't have to use Kraft Coleslaw Dressing. Any coleslaw dressing will do just fine.

Hope you enjoy stirring it up!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really yummy. Aunt Pam, do you have any good potato salad recipes?? Memorial Day is just around the corner and I've never made a potato salad. I'm sure if you have one, it's delicious so share the wealth. :-)