Curried Chicken and Pasta Salad

This hearty chicken pasta dinner salad takes on the worldly flavors of papaya and curry.

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Makes:
4 servings
Start to Finish:
40 mins
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Curried Chicken and Pasta Salad

Ingredients
1
cup dried gemelli or rotini pasta
1
small pineapple
1
small papaya
5
cups shredded romaine
1 1/2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1/2
cup light mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing
1
tablespoon honey
1
tablespoon rice vinegar or white vinegar
1
teaspoon curry powder
1
teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1
fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped (see tip, page 21)
2
teaspoons cashew halves and pieces, toasted (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Meanwhile, to prepare pineapple, remove crown. Wash and peel pineapple; remove eyes and core. Slice pineapple; cut slices in half. To prepare papaya, peel, halve, and scoop out seeds. Slice papaya.
  2. In a large salad bowl combine cooked pasta, pineapple, papaya, romaine, and chicken. Toss lightly to mix. Divide salad among four plates.
  3. For dressing, in a small mixing bowl stir together mayonnaise dressing, honey, rice vinegar, curry powder, sesame oil, and jalapeno peppers. Drizzle dressing over salads. If desired, sprinkle with cashew halves and pieces. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Curried Chicken and Pasta Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 411 kcal cal.,
  • 18 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 51 mg chol.,
  • 305 mg sodium,
  • 42 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 21 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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