Friday, July 07, 2017

This is a favorite for warm summer days! :)  Enjoy!

Chicken Salad
2 cup uncooked Medium shell pasta
1 cup bottled coleslaw dressing
1 cup mayo
4 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 20 oz can pineapple, drained
1 8 oz can sliced water chestnuts drained and diced
1 large red skinned apple, diced
1 cup green seedless grapes
4 celery ribs, diced
1 tbsp grated onion
1 cup whole cashews
salt and pepper to taste

1.  Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
2. Mix coleslaw dressing and mayonaise in a small bowl.  Add to the pasta, tossing gently to combine.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
3.  Meanwhile, mix the chicken, pineapple, water chestnuts, apple, grapes, celery, and onion in a medium bowl. Refrigerate.
4.  Just before serving, add the chicken mixture and cashews to pasta, tossing gently until al the ingredients are combined.  Season to taste.
5.  Spoon into large lettuce leaves to serve.