Cranberry Chicken Pasta Salad

    25 minutes

    Here's a pasta salad that is a little different! The sweetness of the dressing and cranberries along with the savoury of the onions and celery makes this wonderfully refreshing.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 500g penne pasta
    • 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
    • 2 stalks celery, chopped
    • 1 cup dried cranberries
    • 4 spring onions, chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups creamy salad dressing
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the penne pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water until the pasta is cold; drain well.
    2. Place the drained penne pasta into a large mixing bowl and stir in the chicken, celery, cranberries and spring onions. Pour in the salad dressing and lemon juice; stir until evenly mixed.

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    Very Good. I used shredded chicken instead of cubes. Also added some toasted slivered almonds, minced red onion and minced red and orange bell pepper.  -  10 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Sounded great so I chose to make it for a cookout. Yum! I did add to it tho - Cheese that I cubed, sliced olives, then I cut up (small pieces)steamed broccoli - cooled. I added a little more dressing since I added more veggies (& broccoli soaks up liquid!)So delicious and I was asked to make for Memorial Day Cookout as well! I might add slightly sauteed zucchini &/or summer squash next time!  -  15 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this was soooo good. a nice change from traditional pasta salad. I added a few slivered almonds for a little more crunch. easy to make also. big hit at the picnic (and no mayo to worry about in the heat). i also used the rotisserie chicken from the store  -  11 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)