Sweet Chicken Pasta Salad

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This sweet chicken pasta salad is a recipe I have had your years. It is a pasta salad that my family loves. I have also used it to serve at different gatherings too. Just pair it with the a fresh baked roll and you have a delicious dinner.

I make this salad using ratiadore shaped pasta when I can. If they happen to not have that type of pasta at the store, I reach for bow tie pasta. However, feel free to use what ever type of pasta you like.

Sweet Chicken Pasta Salad | realmomkitchen.com

In addition to the pasta and chicken, this salad has celery and green onion.  Then the sweet comes in with grapes, pineapple, and mandarin oranges. The dressing is a bottle of coleslaw dressing along withsome mayo.

The final ingredient for this salad is cashews. You add it on when serving. It adds a nice crunchy salty contrats to the sweetness of this salad.

Sweet Chicken Pasta Salad | realmomkitchen.com

Sweet Chicken Pasta Salad | realmomkitchen.com

Sweet Chicken Pasta Salad

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course chicken
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 16 oz bottle cole slaw dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 16 oz pkg radiadore shaped pasta, cooked according to pkg directions and cooled
  • 3 cups cooked and diced chicken breasts
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 15 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 20 oz pkg pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 2 cups red grapes
  • 1 6 oz pkg craisins
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 1 cup cashew halves and pieces


  • In a large bowl, whisk to coleslaw dressing and mayonnaise together.
  • Add in the pasta,  chicken, celery, mandarin oranges, pineapple,  grapes, craisins, and green onion. Toss until everything is well coated with the dressing. Place in the refridgerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Top with cashews before serving. Serves 12.
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