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    Santa Barbara Chicken Salad

    This pasta and fruit chicken salad is perfect for a picnic in the Santa Barbara wine country.


    • 2 cups cooked whole-wheat blend pasta, or use regular pasta
    • 1 cup roasted skinless chicken breast meat, cubed
    • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
    • 1 large apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
    • 1/2 cup seedless grapes, halved
    • 1 6 ounce can pineapple tidbits, in juice, drained
    • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
    • 3 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
    • 1 tablespoon fat-free half-and-half, or low-fat milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg


    Step 1
    Chill pasta and chicken thoroughly.
    Step 2
    Mix chicken, celery, apples, grapes, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and pasta in large bowl.
    Step 3
    Mix the light mayonnaise, fat-free sour cream, fat-free half-and-half or low-fat milk, sugar, salt (if desired), pepper and nutmeg.
    Step 4
    Combine mayonnaise and chicken mixtures and toss. Store in the refrigerator.

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