Chicken Cherry Pasta Salad Recipe

This simple pasta salad is a breeze to throw together with prepared Magic Chicken. Great for dinner or a get-together.
  • Ready in: 40 minutes
  • Prep time: 25 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 15 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes 6 main or 12 side dish servings

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  • 12 ounces farfalle (bowtie) pasta
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups prepared chopped or shredded Magic Chicken, thawed, if frozen (link to recipe in directions)
  • 1 (5 ounce) package dried cherries or cranberries
  • 2-3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 cup walnut halves & pieces, toasted

cooking methods

  • Stovetop


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together next 4 ingredients. Let stand while pasta cooks.
  3. Add cooled pasta to bowl with dressing. Stir in remaining ingredients. Toss to coat. Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 main or 12 side dish servings.

Make Ahead: Salad can be prepared up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated.

Nutrition per Serving: Calories: 610 Total Fat: 29g Sat. Fat: 4g Cholest: 55mg Sodium: 730mg Carbs: 67g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 20g Protein: 24g

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Made this for my TS party, we ate it all and they asked me to make more the next weekend. Packed with flavor and textures, definitely a keeper!
Date published: 2020-07-10
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