I used this recipe for a guide but changed up the amounts a bit. I used just under 2 cups (uncooked measurement) pasta and shredded leftover rotisserie chicken (white meat only - about 3 cups total). For the pickle, I used drained dill relish and I added some green onion and bell pepper for extra veg. I cut the mayo to 3/4 cup and rather than purchase an entire bottle of Catalina for 2 Tbsp, I looked up a recipe and cut it down to as close to 2 Tbsp as I could get (1960's Catalina Dressing). For the cheese I used sharp cheddar and only used 3 ounces (what I had on hand). The resulting recipe was SUPER tasty! I will definitely make this one again, when I have leftover rotisserie chicken to use. Thanks for sharing! ~June 6, 2011. Update: Made again the same way as I did before but with 4 oz Monterey jack cheese - still delish! Thanks again!
This reminds me of a recipe my brother always brings to summer parties! Only he uses acini de pepi pasta...and we call it frog-eye salad (I know, that sounds SO appetizing!) ... and his doesn't have any meat in it. I didn't have Catalina dressing, used "Western" instead (sweet and tangy). I used the meat picked off the turkey carcass after Thanksgiving---kind of like recycling--with FooD! Yum! Will keep this handy to make in the summer time, as it just seems like a SUMMER salad! . . . Made for *Party 2009* . . .