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Lemon Poppy Seed Chicken Pasta Salad

Lemon Poppy Seed Chicken Pasta Salad


"The sweetness of the dressing and cranberries along with the savory of the onions and celery, makes this a wonderfully refreshing salad. Great to take along to picnics or potlucks."
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25 m servings 358 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.6g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 231 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the penne pasta, and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water until the pasta is cold; drain well.
  2. Place the drained penne pasta into a large mixing bowl, and stir in the chicken, celery, cranberries, and green onions. Pour in the salad dressing and lemon juice; stir until evenly mixed.

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  1. 21 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Very Good. I used shredded chicken instead of cubes. Also added some toasted slivered almonds, minced red onion and minced red and orange bell pepper.

Most helpful critical review

Way to sweet.

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Very Good. I used shredded chicken instead of cubes. Also added some toasted slivered almonds, minced red onion and minced red and orange bell pepper.

Sounded great so I chose to make it for a cookout. Yum! I did add to it tho - Cheese that I cubed, sliced olives, then I cut up (small pieces)steamed broccoli - cooled. I added a little more dr...

this was soooo good. a nice change from traditional pasta salad. I added a few slivered almonds for a little more crunch. easy to make also. big hit at the picnic (and no mayo to worry about in ...

This was a fabulous dish! I made it for my sister and a picnic her boyfriend was planning for her. I read the reviews and decided to add the juice of one fresh lemon to 2 1/2 cups of dressing....

I couldn't stop eating this.It's the best pasta salad I've made.The guys at work wanted the recipe.I used Kraft Creamy Poppyseed dressing.I used toasted almonds,omitted thecelery.I'm going to ad...

Followed the recipe exactly turn out great, very good! I've made this a few times and every time I have lots of requests for the recipe

We don't eat much meat, so I used garbanzo beans instead of chicken. Every last bite was gone!

This was awesome!! I made it exactly like the recipe. No need for any changes. I was afraid I made too much for my family of four, but it didn't last long in the fridge!!

i love this recipe! i've made it many times, and it's nice for outdoors picnics, because there's no mayo, it doesnt need refrigeration (of course overnight, it's better). I omit the lemon juice ...

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