Curried Pasta and Chicken Salad

Yogurt gives just the right amount of tang to balance the spiciness of the curry powder.

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Makes:
4 servings
Yields:
4 (main-dish) servings
Prep:
25 mins
Chill:
4 hrs to 24 hrs
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Curried Pasta and Chicken Salad

Ingredients
2
ounces packaged dried elbow macaroni or tiny tube macaroni (ditalini)
1 1/2
cups chopped cooked chicken (about 8 ounces)
1
cup coarsely chopped apple
1/3
cup chopped celery
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
1/3
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3
cup plain yogurt
1/2
teaspoon curry powder
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup cashews or peanuts
1
tablespoons milk (optional)
 
Lettuce leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Drain again.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine cooked pasta, chicken, apple, celery, and onion.
  3. For dressing, in a small mixing bowl stir together mayonnaise or salad dressing, yogurt, curry powder, and salt. Pour dressing over pasta mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  4. Just before serving, stir cashews or peanuts into pasta mixture. If necessary, stir in milk. If desired, serve salad in lettuce-lined bowls. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Curried Pasta and Chicken Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 376 kcal cal.,
  • 23 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 63 mg chol.,
  • 244 mg sodium,
  • 21 g carb.,
  • 21 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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