Creamy, crunchy, sweet and tart flavours and textures, all in one chicken pasta salad. Cooked chicken and penne pasta tossed with celery, cranberries and spring onions in lemon juice and a creamy poppy seed dressing. Perfect for picnics, barbecues or a light summer lunch.
If you can't find the poppy seed salad dressing, this would be equally delicious with an Italian dressing or homemade honey mustard vinaigrette.
Very Good. I used shredded chicken instead of cubes. Also added some toasted slivered almonds, minced red onion and minced red and orange bell pepper. - 10 Feb 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Sounded great so I chose to make it for a cookout. Yum! I did add to it tho - Cheese that I cubed, sliced olives, then I cut up (small pieces)steamed broccoli - cooled. I added a little more dressing since I added more veggies (& broccoli soaks up liquid!)So delicious and I was asked to make for Memorial Day Cookout as well! I might add slightly sauteed zucchini &/or summer squash next time! - 15 May 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
this was soooo good. a nice change from traditional pasta salad. I added a few slivered almonds for a little more crunch. easy to make also. big hit at the picnic (and no mayo to worry about in the heat). i also used the rotisserie chicken from the store - 11 Jul 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)