Wednesday, March 14, 2012

dinner tonight: chicken pasta salad is fresh for spring

Here's a very simple recipe that you can throw together quickly for dinner or lunch.  It's fresh and savory: a perfect combination for Spring!  I've gotten great compliments on it.


For the salad:
1/2 pound of uncooked rotini
1 cup frozen peas
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1-2 breasts of chicken, cooked and chopped (or use Rotisserie or canned chicken)

For the dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cook the noodles according to package instructions.  During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the frozen peas to the cooking water.  Meanwhile, mix the dressing in a separate bowl until well-combined.  Drain pasta and peas and run cold water over them for a couple of minutes until they are sufficiently cooled.  Pour into a large bowl.  Add chicken, celery, and onion.  Toss with the dressing and serve!

Note: this salad may be served immediately but it tastes even better if allowed to chill for at least a few hours.


  1. This looks a lovely recipe; curiously enough I was asked to put some of my recipes on my blog, curries, pasta sauces and the like, and I am about to do that; when I get round to it anyway!

  2. Looks positively yummy! And easy enough I could even do it! Thanks for the idea!


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