3.30.2010

Pasta Salad with Chicken and Grapes



3 cups dried bow tie pasta, cooked until tender--about 8 minutes
4 cups chicken, poached and cut into 1 inch cubes (When I'm in a hurry, I use a cooked rotisserie chicken.)
2 cups celery, chopped
2 cups, cashews, salted
2 cups dried cranberries
3 cups red grapes, cut in half
1 bunch green onions, chopped
8 oz. coleslaw dressing (You will find this by salad dressings.)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Miracle whip
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. In large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, celery, cashews, cranberries, grapes, and green onions. 
2. In small bowl, combine coleslaw dressing, mayonnaise, Miracle Whip and salt. 
3. Add dressing mix to pasta mix and fold gently to combine. 
4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

This is one of my favorite luncheon foods. It is fabulous for dinner as well.

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