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Cashew Chicken Pasta Salad
Prep Time
25 mins
 

With pasta, chicken, sweet fruit, salty cashews, and a creamy dressing, every bite of this Cashew Chicken Pasta Salad is like a circus of flavors! 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cashew chicken, Cashew Chicken Pasta Salad, Chicken Salad, pasta salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 603 kcal
Ingredients
  • 16 ounce package rotini pasta
  • 1 cup Ranch salad dressing
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 20 ounce can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 4 whole scallions, diced
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, sliced in half
  • 5 ounce package dried cranberries
  • 2 cups roasted and salted cashews
Directions
  1. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions, then drain and rinse under cold water.

  2. In the meantime, prep all your other ingredients. 

  3. In a large bowl whisk together the Ranch and mayonnaise. Add in the chicken, pineapple, celery, scallions, red grapes, green grapes, cranberries, and cooked pasta; toss to combine so everything is coated.

  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving stir in the cashews. 

Recipe Notes

The longer pasta salad chills, the more it tends to dry out. I recommend either serving this right away, or chilling in the refrigerator for just 1-2 hours. It won’t be at all bad if it chills for longer, it just won’t be as creamy. Either way, though - DELISH.

Nutrition Facts
Cashew Chicken Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 603 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 522mg22%
Potassium 543mg16%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.