L&B Cherry Chicken Pasta SaladL&B Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad
L&B Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad
L&B Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad
This sweet and crunchy pasta salad is one of our most popular deli items … and now you can make it yourself at home!
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Recipe - ST. LOUIS PARK (+Wines & Spirits)
Recipe: Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad
L&B Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad
Prep Time15 Minutes
Servings6
Cook Time15 Minutes
Ingredients
1 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying
2 ¼ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 16-ounce package shell pasta or gnocchi
¾ cup thinly sliced celery
¾ cup chopped red onion
1 5-ounce package dried cherries
1 ¼ cups mayonnaise
1 ¼ cups L&B Poppy Seed Dressing
1 ½ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Lettuce or spinach, for serving
Directions
  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet. Brown the chicken breasts on all sides until the juices run clear, about 15 minutes. Drain and discard the juices.
  2. Remove the chicken from the pan, cool and cut into cubes. Tip: for even faster prep, use our L&B Ready To Heat Pulled Chicken in the deli.
  3. Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water, according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, pasta, celery, onions and cherries.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, L&B Poppy Seed Dressing, salt, and pepper. 
  6. Fold 1 ¾ cups dressing mixture into the salad, cover, and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Note: the remaining dressing mixture should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 
  7. To serve, fold in the walnuts, add additional dressing if desired, and serve over a bed of your favorite greens.
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15 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
6
Servings

Shop Ingredients

Makes 6 servings
1 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying
Our Family Vegetable Oil
Our Family Vegetable Oil, 40 Ounce
$6.39$0.16/oz
2 ¼ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
Bell & Evans Bulk Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
Bell & Evans Bulk Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, 6 Ounce
$3.99$0.67/oz
1 16-ounce package shell pasta or gnocchi
Creamette Small Shells Pasta
Creamette Small Shells Pasta, 16 Ounce
3/$4 Huge Deal
$1.33 was $2.29$0.08/oz
¾ cup thinly sliced celery
Dole Fresh Celery
Dole Fresh Celery, 1 Each
$2.99
¾ cup chopped red onion
Red Onions
Red Onions, 1 Pound
$2.49 avg/ea$2.49/lb
1 5-ounce package dried cherries
L&B Dried Tart Red Cherries
L&B Dried Tart Red Cherries, 7 Ounce
$9.99$1.43/oz
1 ¼ cups mayonnaise
Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise, 15 Ounce
$4.99$0.33/oz
1 ¼ cups L&B Poppy Seed Dressing
L&B Poppy Seed Dressing
L&B Poppy Seed Dressing, 13 Ounce
$7.99$0.61/oz
1 ½ teaspoons salt
Morton Salt
Morton Salt, 26 Ounce
$2.69$0.10/oz
¼ teaspoon black pepper
L&B Cracked Black Pepper
L&B Cracked Black Pepper, 1.7 Ounce
$6.79$3.99/oz
1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
L&B Chopped Walnuts
L&B Chopped Walnuts, 4 Ounce
$5.99$1.50/oz
Lettuce or spinach, for serving
Spinach Leaves Bunched
Spinach Leaves Bunched, 1 Each
$3.49

Nutritional Information

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Directions

  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet. Brown the chicken breasts on all sides until the juices run clear, about 15 minutes. Drain and discard the juices.
  2. Remove the chicken from the pan, cool and cut into cubes. Tip: for even faster prep, use our L&B Ready To Heat Pulled Chicken in the deli.
  3. Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water, according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, pasta, celery, onions and cherries.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, L&B Poppy Seed Dressing, salt, and pepper. 
  6. Fold 1 ¾ cups dressing mixture into the salad, cover, and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Note: the remaining dressing mixture should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 
  7. To serve, fold in the walnuts, add additional dressing if desired, and serve over a bed of your favorite greens.