Chicken Pasta Salad

Cajun French:  le poulet farci (lu poo-lā far-see) – baked chicken


There are numerous, too many to count, of chicken pasta salad recipes. Why another one? We saw the basics of this recipe on Facebook and decided to make it our own. We gave ours a Mediterranean flair with a kick of Cajun and wow, it worked!

Mais C’est Bon!

 

Enjoy!!

 

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked chicken (we used grilled dark meat)

12 oz pack rotini tri color pasta, cooked

1 cup red grapes, halved

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup cashews

¼ cup Italian dressing

1 Tbl Cajun seasoning

1 Tbl Salt

1 Tbl Crab boil

Dressing:

3 Tbl Tahini

4 Tbl lemon juice

2 Tbl olive oil

3 Tbl Mayonnaise

Combine dressing ingredients and whisk well to mix

Season pasta water with 1 Tbl each Cajun seasoning, salt and crab boil

Boil pasta according to package directions

Drain pasta and place in large bowl

Pour ¼ cup Italian dressing over warm pasta and mix

Set aside and allow to cool

Add grapes and cranberries to pasta and combine

Pour dressing over salad and mix well

Before serving sprinkle cashews over salad or add cashews to each serving

Chicken
Grapes
Cranberries
Cooling Pasta
Tahini
Lemon
Ingredients
Salad
Plated
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