Cranberry Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

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Do you want an easy chicken pasta salad recipe? This simple recipe only has 4 ingredients, and you can make it without the chicken if you like. This easy pasta salad recipe makes a great side dish and is perfect for summer potlucks or picnics.

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HERE ARE THE INGREDIENTS NEEDED

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Here are the pasta salad ingredients

  • Mad Dash Mixes Cranberry Pasta Salad. This comes complete with bowtie pasta but you can use rotini pasta or any type of pasta you like.
  • 1/2 cup plain non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 Can Mandarin Oranges
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken. If you prefer you can cook chicken breasts or chicken thighs to use in this reci

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On a stove top bring a pot of water to a boil.  Boil the pasta for 7-9 minutes, drain, and rinse.

Here are the instructions

  • On a stove top bring a pot of water to a boil. Boil the pasta for 7-9 minutes, drain, and rinse.

Do I need to rinse the pasta?

You don’t have to if you’re having a pasta dish like spaghetti. The starch on the pasta helps the sauce stick to it. If you are having a cold pasta dish, then it’s a good idea to rinse the pasta to remove the starch, stickiness, and stop it from clumping together.

While waiting for the water to come to a boil, and while the pasta is cooking.  Debone your chicken, chop it up, and decide how much you'd like to add to your pasta dish.  I put the rest of the chicken into baggies and freeze it in batches for casseroles and hot dishes.  If you don't want chicken in your pasta salad you can skip this step.
  • While waiting for the water to come to a boil, and while the pasta is cooking. Debone your cooked chicken, chop it up, and decide how much you’d like to add to your pasta dish. I put the chicken leftovers into baggies and freeze it in batches for casseroles and hot dishes. If you don’t want chicken in your pasta salad you can skip this step.
Place the pasta, mandarin oranges, 1/2 cup non fat Greek yogurt, chicken, and cranberry pasta salad packet in a bowl.
  • Place the pasta, mandarin oranges, 1/2 cup non fat Greek yogurt, chicken, and cranberry pasta salad packet in a large bowl.
Stir the ingredients together until everything is coated, and chill for one hour.
  • Stir the ingredients together until everything is coated, and chill in the fridge for one hour.
  • You can store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container.
Do you want an easy chicken pasta salad recipe?  This simple recipe only has 4 ingredients, and you can make it without the chicken if you like.

You may like to try adding red onion, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs (like fresh basil, parsley, etc), salt, pepper, mayo, garlic, cheese (like feta cheese, fresh mozzarella, parmesan cheese, etc), avocado, bacon, lemon juice, olive oil, dejon mustard, or other veggies depending on your favorite flavors and taste.

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Do you want an easy chicken pasta salad recipe? This simple recipe only has 4 ingredients, and you can make it without the chicken if you like.

Cranberry Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Do you want an easy chicken pasta salad recipe? This simple recipe only has 4 ingredients, and you can make it without the chicken if you like.
Course Cook: Tips and Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken pasta salad recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 239kcal
Author Chas

Ingredients

  • Mad Dash Mixes Cranberry Pasta Salad
  • 1/2 cup plain non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 Can Mandarin Oranges
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken

Instructions

  • On a stovetop bring a pot of water to a boil. Boil the pasta for 7-9 minutes, drain, and rinse.
  • While waiting for the water to come to a boil, and while the pasta is cooking.
  • Place the pasta, mandarin oranges, 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt, chicken, and cranberry pasta salad packet in a bowl.
  • Stir the ingredients together until everything is coated, and chill for one hour.

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