Coronation chicken pasta salad

    3 hours 30 min

    This is a special treat to fix for your guests.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 250g pasta shells
    • 500g chopped poached chicken breast meat
    • 60g diced celery
    • 160g seedless green grapes, halved
    • salt to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, celery, grapes, cooked pasta, salt and white pepper; mix well and reserve.
    3. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, curry powder, cumin, rice vinegar and sugar; whisk ingredients together and toss with chicken mixture.
    4. Cover salad with cling film and refrigerate for at least 2 to 4 hours before serving.

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    I first tasted this after an hour and it was bad, tasted of curry and grapes. The key is to let it sit overnight to let the flavors blend. Yummy and a nice change to the usual pasta/chicken salads that are served at picnics. There is a meal just like this at one of the local restaurants where they serve this as a salad on top of romaine lettuce.  -  21 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The one thing I did that I thought made it a little better is made it with green and red grapes. This gives it a good flavor and also gives it more color.  -  29 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Another winner! I added more curry powder and cumin, because I love the extra flavor, and eliminated the sugar (diabetic husband), but otherwise didn't change anything -- which is unusual for me. The small seashell pasta also gives it fewer carbs for diabetics, yet still soaks up all the wonderful flavor.  -  17 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)