Sunday, March 13, 2011


This is my husbands very favorite PASTA SALAD.    I think what makes it so good is the meaty chicken breast, along with the sweet grapes and the slivered almonds--such a great combination of flavors.  I serve it in croissants, or on a lettuce leaf.  With a dill spear, tomato wedge and a hot roll, it makes a great light meal or brunch item.  I usually make it the night before serving, and it keeps well for several days.  We've served it at many bridal and baby showers, and it is always a hit!  If you haven't tried this salad, I think you'll really enjoy it!

1 cup shell macaroni, cooked and drained
2 cups chicken breast, cooked and cubed
1 1/3 cup celery, thinly cut on the bias
2/3 cups seedless green grapes, cut in half
2/3 cups seedless red grapes, cut in half
3 Tablespoons minced green onion
1/8 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 1/3 cups slivered almonds
1 1/3 cups MAYONNAISE (not salad dressing)
1 1/3 cups KRAFT coleslaw dressing
Cook and drain shell macaroni; cool.  Add remaining chopped vegetables, fruits and nuts.  Gently stir together with mayonnaise and coleslaw dressing.  Chill.  Serve on croissants or on a bed of lettuce leaves.  Very good!  NOTE:  I usually add the mayonnaise and coleslaw dressing a little at a time; I don't always use the full amount.

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

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