Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad

Serves 12
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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


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.