"Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it."--Unknown

Chicken Pasta Salad or "Feed Five Thousand Salad" Recipe

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This recipe for Chicken Pasta Salad or "Feed Five Thousand Salad", by , is from The Hart Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cynthia Proudfit
Added: Sunday, April 23, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 - 8 oz. pkgs. of large "sea shell" pasta OR about 24 oz. of large "shel-roni" pasta
1/4 c. chopped green onion
1 small can water chestnuts, drained
6 c. cooked and cubed chicken breast
2 c. chopped celery
2 large cans crushed pineapple, drain juice and reserve in a separate bowl
2 c. diced red apples (soak apples in reserved pineapple juice for a few minutes, then drain - to help avoid browning)
2 c. red grapes, halved
1/2 c. cashews
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until slightly tender. Drain water and cool pasta. Put in large mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients.

Dressing:
1 c. mayonnaise
1 - 8 oz. bottle of Kraft coleslaw dressing

Mix together and serve. After a day or so, add more dressing to moisten it up a bit.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes a ton!
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Lisa's Variation: Omit: Green onion and water chestnuts. Add: 1 1/2 c. cashews. To dressing add 1/8 c. grated red onion.

 

 

 

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