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Santa Barbara Chicken Salad

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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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