This is a tasty and filling chicken pasta salad. Perfect served with a croissant and iced tea for a summer luncheon! Enjoy.

Diane Whitfield
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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, whisk together the oil, vinegar, tarragon, dill, salt, mustard, pimento, capers and pepper. Seat aside.

  • In a large bowl, toss together the pasta, green pepper, Havarti, green onions and chicken. Add dressing to taste and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

523 calories; 42.9 g total fat; 77 mg cholesterol; 668 mg sodium. 12.2 g carbohydrates; 23.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2003
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Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2014
Must say it was not a hit at all! Not sure why...followed recipe exactly..maybe a unique blend of favors? Just tasted "something" we did not enjoy at all;Definitely deleting from my saved recipes as will not make again! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2003
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2003
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2004
This was absolutely delicious! I substituted broccoli for the green peppers to humor my children and I think it made it even better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
i had a lot of left over havarti cheese after company left so i looked for a recipe w/ havarti. this was great! Really the 'Best Ever Pasta Salad'. I didn't have bow tie pasta on hand so used small shells. I'm a vegetarian and it is very good w/o the chicken. I plan to make it again for the holidays because it is also a very good looking salad - I think I will double the amount of pimento to add more red color. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2014
Must say it was not a hit at all! Not sure why...followed recipe exactly..maybe a unique blend of favors? Just tasted "something" we did not enjoy at all;Definitely deleting from my saved recipes as will not make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2009
I took this to a family party and got good comments on it. I enjoyed the mixture of flavors. I will probably make this again in the future. The only things I might change would be to increase the pasta to 2.5 cups and decrease the chicken by 1/2. There was a lot! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2013
We modified this slightly with cheese we had on-hand. However the dressing for this salad is what really makes it! We're definitely keeping this recipe around for the summer months! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2012
Sorry I would say not the best. I tried this because I love Havarti cheese but I thought it was dry and even with all those ingredients still did not have a lot of flavor. It's OK but just does not seem worth it to me to make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2017
This turned out super tasty. I added a small amount of garlic to it. For the chicken I seasoned it with garlic sea salt and lemon pepper. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2014
I made a couple minor changes but this still came out very tasty. I substituted thawed frozen peas for the green pepper (food allergy) and instead of using regular chicken breast I used a large bag of Tyson precooked precut grilled chicken breast strips. My oven was out but I think I'll probably keep this change just for convenience. Read More