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Chicken Salad Al La Barbara Recipe

Chicken Salad Al La Barbara

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"A pasta and fruit chicken salad. Great for a hot day!"

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Original recipe makes 10 to 12 servings Change Servings


  1. Chill pasta and chicken thoroughly.
  2. Mix chicken, celery, apples, grapes, pineapple, mandarin oranges and pasta in large bowl.
  3. Mix the mayonnaise, milk, sugar, salt, dash of pepper and a dash of nutmeg.
  4. Combine mayonnaise and chicken mixtures and toss. Store in the refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 01, 2003

This was an amazing salad. I've been scrambling to find the perfect main course for a bridal shower and I have to search no more. The perfect blend of pasta, chicken, and fruit makes it a well rounded dish for a luncheon. I just finished eating my second helping of the test batch and I know it will be a hit!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 16, 2003

Very tasty; however, a lot of work involved with all the different fruits. My mother liked the taste, and would like for me to make this salad one day for one of her church teas. I WILL!! :o)

Aug 15, 2004

What a great chicken salad. I made a few changes due to my own preferences. I skipped the oranges, and the pasta, instead of adding the Tbls of sugar I added 2 Tbls of the pineapple juice. I used 1/2 cup of mayo and 1/2 cup of miracle whip added a few green onions, cut down the celery to 2 stalks, and grilled four chicken breasts. I served the chicken salad in warm soft pitas. I know I changed mine alot but this recipe gave me the foundation for what I was looking for.

May 17, 2005

This is delicious! I love the hint of nutmeg. I used fresh broccoli instead of the celery and it came out great.

Jan 17, 2004

I boiled a whole chicken and left out the oranges. I used twice the amount of purple grapes instead. I added a little Miracle Whip to make it creamier and my husband and I loved it. No doubt this is one of our favorite summer salads.

Sep 15, 2003

I am a big chicken salad fan, I absolutely love this! I have made it several times, but I leave out the mandarin oranges and the milk - they seem to make it too soupy. I do not add nutmeg either. I have made this a dozen times, I have gotten many requests for the recipe .

Nov 17, 2005

Very very good, but any salad like this that I make must have NUTS...nuts nuts nuts. I love nuts. Especially almonds...sliced ones work well with this recipe. This is a terrific recipe!

Feb 02, 2003

This is a great twist on chicken salad; very refreshing. I made it without the pasta and it was delicious. Good dish for the summertime.


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  • Calories
  • 342 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 228 mg
  • 9%

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

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