A summer pasta salad that is perfect for picnics or garden barbecues. It has a slightly sweet, creamy dressing, and is loaded with chicken, cashews and crunchy veg. Pack the leftovers for lunch!
Love this recipe. Second time I made it, I toasted the cashews in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes so they would stay crunchy in the salad. - 23 Jul 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I was striving for a "healthy" recipe but settled on this one. With slight modifications, it was the hit of the office potluck! I don't think celery adds much in taste so I used zuchinni, used real mayo (ugh on Miracle Whip!), added red grapes and left out the green peppers (too many people don't like peppers). My husband and I ate the salad the day I made it and it was only okay. However, after sitting 24 hours, it was truly great. Even though it was sweet, I had no complaints. - 08 Oct 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
One of my new favorite pasta salad recipes! Very tasty! I also added a 1/2 bell red pepper for some color and I cooked the chicken by frying in a pan with 1 TBLS of butter and lightly seasoning it with lemon pepper. Even my PICKY brother-in-law (age 15) was impressed and helped himself to seconds. Plan to make many times, esspecially this summer! - 21 Jun 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)