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Chicken Seashell Salad

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars
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"Refreshing chicken salad made with pineapple, apples, mandarin oranges, and seashell macaroni."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 538
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook macaroni in a large pan of boiling water until al dente. Drain, and rinse. Set aside.
  2. Place nuts in a dry skillet. Toast over medium heat, turning frequently, until nuts are fragrant and lightly browned.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, pineapple, apples, celery, mandarin oranges, and toasted nuts.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, reserved pineapple juice, and almond flavoring. Stir into pasta mixture, and mix well. Chill.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 538 calories; 36.6 33.7 20.4 55 294 Full nutrition

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My family loved it. Left out the apples, added more pineapple tidbits, added a lg. can of mandarin oranges and glazed the nuts. Didn't use the almond extract added curry powder instead. Good ...

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I really liked the combination of chicken, cashews, celery, and fruit. However, the dressing was too bland for me and the almond flavoring just didn't seem to work. I would make this again, but ...

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I really liked the combination of chicken, cashews, celery, and fruit. However, the dressing was too bland for me and the almond flavoring just didn't seem to work. I would make this again, but ...

My family loved it. Left out the apples, added more pineapple tidbits, added a lg. can of mandarin oranges and glazed the nuts. Didn't use the almond extract added curry powder instead. Good ...

This was such a big hit that anytime we have family get togethers everyone wants me to bring it. So much for potatoe salad. Thanks for this great recipe and for the great reviews I got for makin...

Fabulous recipe!! My only addition to this recipe was green grapes. If you're going to make this a day ahead, wait to add the cashews until just before serving so they stay crunchy. I served t...

I took this to a "salad supper" and it did not go over well @ all. It was too sweet and the almond extract gave it a funky flavor. Even though no one told me that they didn't like the recipe i...

Excellent -- I took the advice from other raters and it was prefect! Here’s what I did: 3 cups cooked pasta shells, no cashews, 2 full chicken breasts, 6 oz pineapple tidbits, 1/2 cup reserved...

This is a refreshingly different chicken salad. The almond extract adds a wonderful flavor that enhances the apples and the chicken! Thanks for sharing, Maggie!

VERY GOOD! I would add more pasta than it calls for. I used red apples and no almond flavoring.. EXCELLENT!

This recipe leaves a lot to be desired. The flavor, consistency, color, everyone ate a very small serving, but no one took seconds. I usually get rave reviews on my dishes from my friends, but...