Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad

Easy
Serves 12
Ingredients: 
  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. penne pasta
  • 3 cups cubed Kowalski's Signature Rotisserie Chicken or 1 1/2 lbs. Gerber's Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Halves, grilled, cubed
  • 1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 (8 oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. fresh pea pods, ends trimmed, cut in half on the diagonal
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • - Oriental Dressing (recipe below)
  • 1 cup salted cashews
  • 1 cup crispy fine chow mein noodles
Instructions: 

Cook pasta according to pkg. directions in salted water; drain and rinse in cold water. In large salad bowl, combine next 10 ingredients. Toss with dressing; garnish with cashews and chow mein noodles. Serve immediately.

Oriental Dressing: In medium bowl, combine 1 cup Kowalski's Honey, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar, 1/4 cup Dijon mustard and 3/4 tsp. sesame oil.