Monday, April 4, 2011

C is for Chicken Pasta Grape Salad

Happy Monday to my already-followers, new followers, crusaders and A-Z challengers!! Welcome to Mood Munchies Monday at The QoP ~ :)

And sticking with the A-Z challenge letter "C", my recipe today is for a great, springy, picnic pasta salad that in my humble opinion, is DE-LISH!

Here you go:

Chicken Pasta Grape Salad

1 box bow tie pasta
chicken breast, cut up bite-size
red-seedless grapes
2 bunches green onions
small can cashew pieces
1 bottle Hidden Valley ranch coleslaw dressing
1 bottle Kraft coleslaw dressing
1 cup mayonnaise

Cook the pasta as instructed.  While pasta is cooking, combine the 2 bottles of coleslaw dressing, the mayo and a sprinkle of sugar and mix well.  Add the cooked chicken pieces (I'd say about 2 cups), the sliced up green onions, the sliced up grapes (as many as looks good to you - 1-2 cups), and 1/2 to full can of cashew pieces.  Drain pasta, cool with cold water, drain well.  Add to dressing mix.  Let sit in refrigerator for at least an hour.  Mix and serve!!

So, what does this recipe have to do with writing?  Well...not much.  Except that it's so yummy that after eating it, you'll likely feel so euphoric that pure genius will flow right from your fingertips!  Worth a try, right?  :)


Dafeenah said...

Writers need nourishment too! I love these type salads. I am definitely going to try this. I have found so many yummy new recipes during this challenge. I don't know how I will try them all.


Bookblogger said...

Sounds pretty tasty thanks for the idea.

Michael Di Gesu said...


When I finish losing the winter weight I gained, I will definitely have to try it. Of course, I might to alter it a bit not gain any weight

Grammy said...

New visitor here, and glad to meetcha, too. I use pecans in my chicken salad, and yours looks good too. I'll have to try it! I LOVE cashews. Thanks. Ruby

Anonymous said...

I can almost taste it! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Ann Best, Long Journey Home

Sarah Allen said...

Ooh, this looks nummy :) Found you through the A-Z.

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Caitlyn (Cait) said...

I was just thinking that I needed to get this recipe from you- I'm glad you posted it. Yum!

Myne Whitman said...

That's one really feisty chicken, lol. I like the recipe, thanks for sharing.

Mara Nash said...

Okay. YUM. Thanks for sharing!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Oh, and cashews too…definitely worth a try.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Grapes and chicken? Never would've put the two together!

Jen Daiker said...

Yum!!!! I love your recipes they always leave me full in the tummy :)

Trisha said...

Interesting recipe, not sure about the grapes though. :P

Alison Miller said...

Sounds delish!

I like the variety in your posts!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Sounds yummy! Will give it a try :)

Tara Tyler said...

wow! this site is for celebrating! is tomorrow (today) your cute Dog's bday? jk!
happy c & d days!

iZombie said...

num, mum!

"C" is the Word...
A to Z Blog Challenge Participant
Jeremy [iZombie]

DEZMOND said...

I;ll take the mayonnaise and leave the poor chicken out :)))

Marie Rearden said...

Sounds yummy. Any idea if it takes about the same with yogurt instead of mayo?

Marie at the Cheetah