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.
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
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.