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August 15, 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ReimagineYourRoutine #CollectiveBiasMake this delicious and easy chicken, cashew and grape pasta salad

Life is getting more chaotic by the minute. I’m glad I can rely on food that is pre-cooked or prepared in some way to make life a little easier. For this Chicken, Cashew and Grape pasta salad recipe I’m going to be using Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips at Walmart and get to work. This salad is so easy for weeknight meals and it’s one of my favorite pasta salads for dinner or a group get-together.
d3ae49cb-0383-4449-a3f4-0c375858b29fFirst things first, get those Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips heating in a 400°F oven. I let mine heat for 20 minutes to ensure they got extra crispy. Also get those noodles boiling while you’re at it. You’ll next want to mix the mayonnaise and coleslaw dressing together and whisk it well. You want to use 1 cup of each and get all those lumps out. Keep that in the fridge while you’re putting the rest of the salad together.
Make this delicious and easy chicken, cashew and grape pasta saladNext, cut the grapes in half and open your can of pineapple – chop the celery now if you’ve decided to use it. I like a lot of fruit but it is all a taste thing with this salad. Go ahead and add those to your bowl along with the Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken and mix those ingredients all together.
Make this delicious and easy chicken, cashew and grape pasta saladDrain the pasta once it’s cooked to al dente and let it cool. It doesn’t need to be extremely cold but room temperature or colder is always ideal when using a mayonnaise based sauce. Add your dressing over the pasta and fruit mixture and stir together until all the dressing has coated everything evenly.
Make this delicious and easy chicken, cashew and grape pasta saladYou’ll add the cashews and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips at the end to keep the crunch. If you’re going to be able to eat this in one day, go ahead and add however much you’d like. If this will last you a few days, just add the cashews and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips as you go so it won’t get soggy on you.
Make this delicious and easy chicken, cashew and grape pasta saladWe love this pasta salad in our house for many reasons and the main one is that it’s a convenient meal to satisfy all our tastes and I feel I get all the food groups in one sitting ;) It’s a good quality meal with little fuss.

Chicken, Cashew and Grape Pasta Salad

Make this delicious and easy chicken, cashew and grape pasta salad Related

Ingredients

Pasta Salad

  • 1 package Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips, cooked
  • 1 package Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup red grapes, sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1 package bow tie pasta, cooked and drained

Dressing

  • 1 cup coleslaw dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400* F and cook your Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  3. Mix together mayonnaise and coleslaw dressing and place in the fridge until you're ready to combine with the other ingredients.
  4. Mix cooled pasta, red grapes, cashews, grilled chicken and pineapple together and add in the dressing, coating your salad.
  5. Serve in a dinner bowl with the cut crispy chicken strips on top. Add more cashews for crunch and looks.

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