Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad

Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad

MN Nice 56

"A delightfully different chicken salad."


25 m servings 421 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 28.1 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 413 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. Combine chicken, cherries, celery, almonds, and pasta together in a large bowl. Whisk mayonnaise, confectioners' sugar, water, vinegar, poppy seeds, salt, and black pepper together in a separate bowl; fold dressing into chicken-pasta mixture.
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  1. 8 Ratings


So yummy! I was short on time and ingredients, so substituted craisins for dried cherries, walnuts for almonds and red wine vinegar for champagne vinegar. I also didn't have poppy seeds. However...

This was pretty good but could be stepped up a notch. The quantity of the vinegar is so small that it doesn't seem to really help the flavor, it was instead lost-next time I will cut out the wa...

I used Greek yogurt instead of mayo, and agave nectar instead of confectioners sugar. I also added red grapes. Great recipe!

Very good recipe - will definitely make again. Used what I had on hand and needed to use up; added 1 yellow pepper and a small red onion. Didn't have almonds so used pecans. Used 3 T red wine...

This was so delicious. I used some left over chicken from the night before, so it was incredibly simple to make. I had many, many compliments.

I had high hopes for this salad, but even after modifying the dressing to include 2T champagne vinegar and only 1T water, as one reviewer suggested, the dressing was bland.