This is a special treat to fix for your guests. Enjoy it with some hot garlic bread, if desired.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine chicken, celery, grapes, cooked pasta, salt, and white pepper; mix well and reserve.

  • In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, curry powder, cumin, rice vinegar, and sugar; whisk ingredients together and toss with chicken mixture.

  • Cover salad with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 to 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

482 calories; 20.2 g total fat; 79 mg cholesterol; 157 mg sodium. 41.9 g carbohydrates; 33.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (55)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2005
I first tasted this after an hour and it was bad tasted of curry and grapes. The key is to let it sit overnight to let the flavors blend. Yummy and a nice change to the usual pasta/chicken salads that are served at picnics. There is a meal just like this at one of the local restaurants where they serve this as a salad on top of romaine lettuce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2005
I don't know what the hype is about this recipe. Curry in pasta salad is gross even over-night it wasn't that great. Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2005
I first tasted this after an hour and it was bad tasted of curry and grapes. The key is to let it sit overnight to let the flavors blend. Yummy and a nice change to the usual pasta/chicken salads that are served at picnics. There is a meal just like this at one of the local restaurants where they serve this as a salad on top of romaine lettuce. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2005
I first tasted this after an hour and it was bad tasted of curry and grapes. The key is to let it sit overnight to let the flavors blend. Yummy and a nice change to the usual pasta/chicken salads that are served at picnics. There is a meal just like this at one of the local restaurants where they serve this as a salad on top of romaine lettuce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2006
The one thing I did that I thought made it a little better is made it with green and red grapes. This gives it a good flavor and also gives it more color. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2005
Another winner! I added more curry powder and cumin because I love the extra flavor and eliminated the sugar (diabetic husband) but otherwise didn't change anything -- which is unusual for me. The small seashell pasta also gives it fewer carbs for diabetics yet still soaks up all the wonderful flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2005
This was good and simple to make but it was not outrageous. We enjoyed the flavor of the grapes with the curry - it was refreshing as a light summer meal. I would also not make this more than one day ahead as it became dry by the next day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2005
Don't get me wrong this is outstanding.It just takes a little something EXTRA for me to give something 5 stars. But here's the REALLY good news I made it for a bridal shower in which the bride was a diabetic. Change the mayo for lowfat mayo add splenda instead of sugar and VOILA - a lowfat diabetic-friendly dish...that by the way tastes great. The noodles were a little dry for my taste so we did add a little extra mayo. All together a fabulous dish that I could eat 7 days a week. (personally) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2005
This salad is INCREDIBLE! It tastes just like the chicken salad at a local hot spot here in Cleveland! I omitted the celery (as I'm not a fan of it in general) and served it over salad greens topped with chopped pecans and poppyseed or sweet & sour dressing on the side. I also used balsamic vinegar because I didn't have rice vinegar and it was wonderful. Vegetarians: this would still be JUST as good without the chicken! Thanks for a fantastic recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
People always rave about this salad when I bring it to family gatherings potlucks etc. The key is to use Kikkoman SWEET rice wine vinegar. Also using red grapes makes it a prettier and sweeter salad. Hints: I make extra dressing for the next day as the pasta will soak up the dressing. When making a large quantity I buy a couple of roasted chickens to speed up the process. (The coversion table is a great help to do a "vat" of salad!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2005
I doubled the dressing and used a roasted chicken. So easy to prepare and everyone at the party wanted the recipe -- a big hit! Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2005
I don't know what the hype is about this recipe. Curry in pasta salad is gross even over-night it wasn't that great. Read More
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