My boyfriend is not a fan of pasta salads and he couldn't get enough of it! You can omit the pasta and place salad on sandwich roll or bread for a yummy chicken salad sandwich.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 12 minutes; drain, rinse in cold water, and drain again.

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  • Toss pasta, chicken, onion, cranberries, celery, and almonds together in a salad bowl; drizzle with poppy seed dressing and stir to coat.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; 12.5 g total fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 162 mg sodium. 25.3 g carbohydrates; 8.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2014
Made this recipe almost as is(added a little more chicken). It was great. Put a little curry powder in the leftovers it was also great. Just a little different. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2016
The dressing was way to sweet just using poppyseed. Needs salt and pepper as well. Use red onion for best balance. I use spiral pasta and omit nuts. Read More
(6)
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2014
Made this recipe almost as is(added a little more chicken). It was great. Put a little curry powder in the leftovers it was also great. Just a little different. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2014
Made this recipe almost as is(added a little more chicken). It was great. Put a little curry powder in the leftovers it was also great. Just a little different. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2016
The dressing was way to sweet just using poppyseed. Needs salt and pepper as well. Use red onion for best balance. I use spiral pasta and omit nuts. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2014
I loved this! I have made this several times now and it is a hit with everyone that I serve it to. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2016
This recipe is a great concept but it always bothers me when any recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of chopped chicken--it ought to say how much that weighs--that would keep the reproducing of the recipe consistent. Also 6 tablespoons of onions? What am i supposed to do--chop the onions and take a tablespoon measure and measure the onions out 6 times? And raw almonds or any nuts don't ever add much to a dish for me--toast them? and it's all the difference in the world. I compliment the person who put this together because it's a really nice combination of flavors. I added a chopped boiled egg--and used Vidalia onions for a sweeter and not overpowering onion taste. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2016
some time. If I'm out of dried cranberries cut in half grapes work well. Like another mentioned I add red onion and cracked pepper to the mix. I'm a fan of cucumber so it's not uncommon for me to add in a diced handful. Radishes are also an excellent addition. Served over a bed of lettuce without the pasta as a sandwich ( I love this stuffed into a pita) or mounded on crackers ( Triscuit is a fantastic choice for this) this always hits the spot on a hot summer day when ease a light fare and coolness are just whats needed. If I'm out of almonds walnuts work just as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2016
I found this recipe very simple very tasty! Poppy Seed Dressing has always been a fav in my home so this salad was a hit! The only change I made...I used red onion. Great to bring to the beach or picnic on a hot day. Just keep cool:) Thanks a lot for sharing! 5 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2014
Loved this salad. I really liked the poppy seed dressing in place of the usual mayo. The cranberries were a nice addition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2016
Can't find a thing wrong with this recipe. I had some cooked chicken in the fridge and everything else in the pantry. You might want to add some salt and pepper but I don't think it needs anything. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2015
This was easy to make on a hot Summer morning.I made it for a lunch with a green salad.If you like the ingredients then go for it because they blend well. I used some of a rotisserie chicken from the previous night. Read More
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