Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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!!!

Julie55 February 06, 2008

this is great,the taste is out of this world,although we cant get coolwhip here in new zealand i replaced it with fresh chives & left out the nuts as i am selling this in my retail business and is going great.

david.bourke November 18, 2007

This salad was part of my baby shower menu, it turned out great! Everyone loved it! I made it as written with one execption,I left out the water chestnuts, only because the Mom-to-be doesn't care for them. When I make it now for my family I will use all ingredients. Thanks for a great recipe.

sunrise MN June 12, 2006