Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cashew Chicken Pasta Salad

Now this is a delicious pasta salad.! It has chicken, cashews, grapes, apples . . . mmmmmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.  I got the recipe from Sister Turner who I served with at the Columbia South Carolina Temple.   Makes a lot, so great for a big crowd.

Cashew Chicken Pasta Salad

4 chicken breasts
2 packages bowtie pasta
2 cups celery, chopped
4 stalks green onion, chopped
1 (16 oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup mayonnaise
1 bottle cole slaw dressing (Kraft Cole Slaw Dressing or Marzetti Low Fat Cole Slaw Dressing)
2 cups red grapes
2 cups red apples, chopped
1 (10 oz.) can salted cashews

Cook pasta.  Drain, set aside, and let come to room temperature.
Cook chicken and cut into pieces.  (You can use already cooked chicken breasts from Sam's or any store.)

Combine celery, onion, pineapple, mayo, and cole slaw dressing.  Set aside

Chop apples with the skin.  Combine pasta, chicken, apples and dressing mixture.  Add whole or chopped grapes.  Mix until well blended.  Add cashews before serving.

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