Chicken Pasta Salad with Cashews and Dried Cranberries
SUBMITTED BY: Caitlin PHOTO BY: Lori Edgington
"Everyone always loves this delicious pasta salad combining fruit, crunchy cashews, scallions, celery, and water chestnuts with chicken. You can't go wrong with this recipe!"
4 -1/2 Stars**
PREP TIME 35 Min
COOK TIME 10 Min
READY IN 2 Hrs 45 Min
3 cups bow tie (farfalle) pasta
1 (16 ounce) bottle bottled coleslaw dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip™)
4 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups seedless green grapes, halved
1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
2 (5 ounce) cans water chestnuts, drained and quartered
2 cups thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 cups cashew halves
2 cups dried cranberries
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together coleslaw dressing, mayonnaise, and creamy salad dressing.
In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, green grapes, red grapes, water chestnuts, celery, and green onions.
Stir in dressing, and mix well.
Place the salad in the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours, or overnight.
Mix in cashews and dried cranberries just before serving.
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