Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Barbecue Chicken Salad

A favorite summer pasta salad… fast and easy too.  It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken breast.  We always grill a few extra chicken breasts, just to make this salad!   Feel free to substitute or leave out any fruits you don’t care for or don’t have on hand.

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Barbecue Chicken Salad

4 cups cooked bow-tie or rotini pasta
2 cups cooked & cubed chicken meat
1 large apple - peeled, cored & cut in chunks
1 cup halved seedless grapes
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
DRESSING:
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon milk
1-2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch ground nutmeg

In a large bowl, mix chicken, pasta and fruits.  Mix dressing ingredients together and gently toss with the chicken mixture.  Chill until ready to serve.

3 comments:

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

That chicken salad looks delicious. Pasta dishes are so good this time of year. I wanted to invite you to show off your chicken salad at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight tomorrow (Wednesday). Have a great day :)
Katie

Kirstin said...

Yummy....that looks like a different version of a family favorite.

Ginger said...

Looks delicious!

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