Cherry Chicken Salad

Serves 6
None Specified

16 oz. penne rigate pasta

1 lb. grilled chicken breast, diced

8 oz. dried cherries

3/4 cup chopped sweet yellow onion

3/4 cup chopped celery

2 cups mayonnaise

2 tbsp. honey Dijon mustard

1/4 cup superfine sugar

2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper

1/2 tsp. poppy seeds

1 cup toasted whole almonds, divided


Cook pasta according to pkg. directions; drain. Cool to room temperature. In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta, chicken, cherries, onion and celery. In a small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, salt, pepper and poppy seeds until thoroughly combined. Stir dressing into salad ingredients along with 3/4 cup almonds; top with remaining almonds.