Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
I wanted something for lunch one day and nothing sounded good. I searched the cabinets and finally decided to make something up with things I had. It was a huge hit. I have taken it to several luncheons and served it at showers, etc.
- 2 large chicken breasts
- 8 ounces orecchiette (or similar pasta)
- 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges (drained)
- 1 cup red seedless grapes
- 1⁄2 cup pecans (chopped)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- Cook chicken until tender. (I cook mine in a pressure saucepan). When cool, remove skin, debone and cut into bite-sized pieces.
- Prepare pasta according to package directions to al dente. Rinse in cold water. Drain well.
- Add chicken to pasta. Stir in grapes and pecans.
- Mix together dressing ingredients, blending well. Toss with chicken and pasta mixture.
- Gently fold in mandarin orange sections.
- Chill at least one hour.