Chicken Poppy Seed Pasta Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Chicken Poppy Seed Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 1 hr

Chicken Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

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"A great tasting and adaptable recipe from my mother-in-law! Poppy Seed dressing, linguine, veggies, and grilled chicken. You just can't stop eating it! Every ingredient can be adjusted to suit the tastes and needs of your family."

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Directions

  1. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat; lightly oil the grill.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well.
  3. While pasta is cooking, grill the chicken breast halves until the meat is no longer pink in the middle and the juices run clear, 5 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chicken breast should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Allow to rest for about 5 minutes, then slice into bite-size pieces; keep warm.
  4. In a large salad bowl, lightly toss together the grilled chicken, hot cooked linguine, romaine, green pepper, red onion, and cucumber.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together safflower oil, cider vinegar, sugar, poppy seeds, dry mustard powder, and green onions until smooth and evenly blended. Pour the dressing over the salad to serve.
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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes
  • This recipe can use any type of pasta you have on hand and any vegetables you may want to mix in. Adjust the amounts of chicken, onion and other vegetables to your family's tastes!
  • Also, consider chopping vegetables and making the dressing the night before for a quicker meal (just remember to stir before adding to chicken).
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Reviews More Reviews

Jul 29, 2011

I made this recipe with a bit of a twist using bowtie pasta and bottled poppy seed dressing. I also deleted the cucumbers because I do not care for them in salads. The onion and green pepper provided just enough flavor with the creamy poppy seed dressing. It was fantastic and my husband loved it! It is a great summer meal.

 
Aug 13, 2011

Very good mix of flavors. I will half the sugar next time, just a bit sweet for my taste. This salad was a huge hit at the last BBQ.

 
Jul 25, 2011

This was the most bland, flavorless dish I have ever made.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 662 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 86 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 28 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 20 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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