Chicken Pasta Salad

Recipe by Marla in California

I believe this recipe came from a "Taste of Home" magazine. I wanted a good chicken pasta recipe to serve for a dinner at church and this filled the bill just right. It was a big hit and several ladies asked for the recipe. The recipe original recipe made enough for 25, so I scaled it down some. The Cool Whip in the dressing gave it an interesting flavor.

Top Review by Julie55

I also found this in Taste of Home and everyone loves it...with a couple changes.I skipped the pineapple and eggs and added 2 cans of mandarin oranges(well drained) and shredded cheddar cheese instead. No matter where I take this salad,everyone wants the recipe! Now, 1 year later, in the middle of our WORST snow storm (Milwaukee,WI) I realized that I didn't rate this!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine all of the salad ingredients.
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients except for the cashews and whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour over salad and toss to coat.
  4. Chill at least one hour.
  5. Fold in cashews just before serving.

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