Chicken and Grape Pasta Salad

My husband Errol sure was happy when I made this great salad that he could take to work!

For this you will need:

10 oz. bow tie pasta
2 cups cooked and cooled, diced chicken breasts (I used leftover chicken)
2 cups red grapes halved
1 cup diced celery
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup diced green onions green portion
1/3 cup dried cranberries

For the dressing:

1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaisse
3 tbs apple cider vinegar
3 tbs honey
2 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
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First, cook the pasta to al dente in salted boiling water. Drain then rinse with cold water and let drain completely. Set aside and let cool.
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To make the dressing, in a mixing bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, sugar and 1/4 tsp salt.

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When your pasta is cool, add to it the chicken, grapes, celery, almonds, green onions and cranberries.
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Then pour the dressing over the top and toss to evenly coat. Season with more salt to taste and toss. Chill at least 30 minutes, (and up to 1 day) before serving. This allows some time for the pasta to absorb the dressing and time for the flavors to meld). Serve chilled.

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This is a great salad for lunches, or to add to any meal.

 

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