Squiggly Pasta and Chicken Salad/Dessert

“I couldn't find this recipe on Zaar so I wanted to share. This salad is full of such a delicious combination of ingredients that it can be used as a main dish, side dish or dessert. The fruit compliments the meat and veggies so well. This is the best pasta salad I've ever tried. When I take it to potlucks it's always a favorite and gone in a flash. Try it! :)”
2hrs 30mins
24-30 1 cup servings approximatley

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta aldente. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Yuck! Drain and set aside to cool; DO NOT RINSE. This will ensure the sauce sticks to the pasta.
  2. Cook chicken breasts just until done so they're not dry. Debone if using bone-in; dice up meat. Set aside.
  3. Chop the celery and onions and add the grapes to these; set aside.
  4. Drain the mandarine oranges; set aside.
  5. Make dressing or you can make the dressing the day before and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  6. Dressing:.
  7. In a medium mixing bowl blend together the sour cream, mayonnaise, rice wine vinegar, sugar and garlic salt.
  8. When the pasta and chicken are cooled, place them in a large mixing or serving bowl and stir together; carefully stir in the celery, onion, grape mixture; now even more carefully stir in the mandarine oranges trying not to break them up too much. When mixed thoroughly add the dressing and mix through. Serve immediatley.
  9. If you are taking this to a potluck, you may want to wait and add the dressing once you're there so it doesn't break down overly much before serving. Either way this is a terrific salad.

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