Poppy Seed Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe
A light and elegant chicken pasta salad made with dried cranberries and poppy seed dressing is ready in less than an hour.
Penne pasta, cooked chicken breast, crunchy veggies, dried cranberries, and a creamy poppyseed dressing. Great to take along to picnics or potlucks.
This was a fabulous dish! I made it for my sister and a picnic her boyfriend was planning for her. I read the reviews and decided to add the juice of one fresh lemon to 2 1/2 cups of dressing. I reserved 1/2 cup for right before serving to moisten the salad. Harris Teeter also has precooked packages of grilled chicken that made this recipe even easier. I am thinking about trying to add lemon zest next time. I am always looking for different and unique pasta salad recipes. This one is definitely a keeper!
We really liked this the first time I made it, but some people aren't fond of celery. The next time I made it I substituted 1 cup toasted slivered almonds for the celery and it was a big hit with everyone. This is a great recipe to take to a potluck.
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