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Chicken Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

2 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait®
Greek Fat Free honey vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons poppy seed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Chicken Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing





Whip up a yummy chicken and pasta salad dressed with a Greek yogurt lemon-poppy seed combo.

Prep Time 30 Minutes

Total Time 1:30 Hr:Mins

Makes 6 servings

Dressing
2 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Greek Fat Free honey vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons poppy seed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Salad
2 cups uncooked penne or rotini pasta
2 cups diced cooked chicken
2 cups baby spinach leaves
1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted *

  1. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients using wire whisk until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  3. In large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, spinach, grapes and celery. Stir dressing; pour over salad and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Stir in almonds, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish, if desired.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/3 cups each)





Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens

Technique
* To toast almonds, cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.
Do-Ahead
Make a day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Stir the salad before serving. If needed, add a tablespoon or two of milk to make it more creamy.





Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving) Calories 360 (Calories from Fat 80), Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 490mg; Total Carbohydrate 44g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 10g), Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25.00%; Vitamin C 15.00%; Calcium 20.00%; Iron 15.00%;

Exchanges:
  • 2 Starch;0 Fruit;1 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;1/2 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;2 1/2 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices: 3;*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. The Betty Crocker
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