Thank you to Albertsons for sponsoring today’s Chicken Pasta Salad post! AD #MySignatureSummer
If you are looking for an easy, yet incredibly scrumptious go to salad this summer look no further than Chicken Pasta Salad! Take it to barbecues, picnics, or serve it for a simple and light dinner! I have a feeling this salad is going to show up on your menus all season long!
Isn’t summer the best season of the year? I wish it could last forever!
Of course I love the warm weather, the long days, and the fact that I don’t have to worry about algebra or piano lessons! It’s so nice to finally be able to spend our evenings doing whatever wewant instead of working on science fair projects!
During the summer we squeeze as much as possible into every single day. My boys all work on the farm until quite late and then we play after that! By time we finally convince ourselves to wrap it up and call it a day it’s way too late.
My boys are always starving at the end of a long summer day and I’m usually not in the mood to start making dinner. That’s why we thrive on quick and easy meals all summer long!
Having a big bowl of Chicken Pasta Salad in the fridge when we finally get ready for dinner is a lifesaver! It’s delicious served all by itself, or it’s pretty on top of a lettuce leaf!
Being able to throw it together it ahead of time makes it a perfect option for late nights. Because it’s portable it’s just right for packing up and taking to the cabin, the lake, or on picnics too!
Chicken Pasta Salad has so many fresh flavors packed in it! I used to turn my nose up at salads that had both fruits and veggies in them. You guys, there is something magical about combining juicy and sweet Signature Kitchens Pineapple, Signature Kitchens Mandarin Oranges, and fresh grapes with crunchy celery and flavorful onions! You just have to try it! It’s heavenly!
Oh and by the way I absolutely love getting my fresh produce from Albertsons! It’s kind of hard to find good produce in Eastern Idaho and they have the BEST fresh fruits and veggies.
Albertsons also has a huge selection in their meat department, and at reasonable prices which is important when you are feeding three hungry boys every day! For this salad I use their Signature Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts which are available exclusively at Albertsons and Safeway. I almost always choose their hand trimmed chicken because it’s one less job for me!
Chicken Pasta Salad
- 1 12 oz. Signature SELECT™ Farfalle Pasta
- 1 20 oz. can Signature Kitchens Pineapple Chunks drained
- 1 14 oz. can Signature Kitchens Mandarin Oranges drained
- 1 c. chopped celery
- 2 green onions sliced
- 1 c. red grapes
- ¾ c. dried cranberries
- ½ c. cashews
- 2 Signature Farms boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and diced
- 1 c. mayonnaise
- 1 c. coleslaw dressing
- Mix mayonnaise and coleslaw dressing together. Set aside.
- Cook and drain pasta.
- Add pasta pineapple, mandarin oranges, celery, onions, grapes, cranberries, cashews, and chicken to a large mixing bowl.
- Pour mixed dressing over other ingredients in bowl.
- Toss to coat.
- Serve on a green lettuce leaf if desired.
- NOTE: For this recipe you can use either grilled chicken or chicken cooked in the slow cooker or pressure cooker.
This post was written by me on behalf of Albertsons!