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Chicken Bow Tie Salad

Rated as 3.8 out of 5 Stars

"'I first prepared this pasta salad for a family picnic at a national park and everyone really enjoyed it. I'm sure Mother Nature helped make that meal so memorable, but I still find myself serving this often during the summer,' writes Pam Guerin of Skowhegan, Maine. A zippy dressing lightly coats the tossed mixture of pasta, chicken, tomato and onion."
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse with cold water and drain. Cool completely. For dressing, combine the chilies, lime juice, oil, garlic, cumin, sugar and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl; stir well. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, chicken, tomatoes, onion and cilantro. Add dressing and toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 294 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.


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It was just ok. I didn't change anything, except I left the chilies out. My boys did eat it, but it was just lacking something.... not sure what though. I'll check back to see what other coo...

This recipe was seriously lacking in flavor. I used a seeded and chopped fresh jalapeno instead of canned green chile. I used parsley instead of cilantro. Also I used whole wheat penne. Thes...

This recipe could be delicious if tweeked properly. I'm going to try: 1. more lime juice and cilantro 2. Salt & Pepper in the dressing 3. salt the pasta water before boiling 4. Extra veggies: P...

Always a favorite in summer months. I like to use multicolor ruffles instead of bowties, and sometimes used diced jalapenos instead of the chiles. Its best the day after to allow the flavors t...

Made this tonight. Delicious!! Everyone loved it! I had marinated some boneless chicken in Italian dressing. We grilled the chicken before cutting it up. I've saved this and we'll make it again!