Poppy Seed Chicken Pasta Salad


My boyfriend is not a fan of pasta salads, but he can't get enough of this chicken pasta salad with poppy seed dressing. For a yummy sandwich, omit the pasta and place the chicken salad onto a sandwich roll or bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 cups fusilli (spiral) pasta

  • 1 ½ cups cubed cooked chicken

  • 6 tablespoons chopped onion

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup chopped celery

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

  • ½ cup poppy seed salad dressing


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook fusilli in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain, rinse in cold water, and drain again.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
13g Fat
25g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 136mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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