Chicken Apple Pasta Salad

Chicken Apple Pasta Salad is one of those recipes that’s perfect all year long! It’s made with spiral pasta, tender chicken, crisp granny smith apples and sweet grapes. Toss the entire thing together with a sweet and tangy dressing.

Chicken Apple Pasta Salad in a white bowl.

Chicken Salad

I grew up surrounded by family who loved to cook and have some great recipes.  Our family gatherings always involved food.  One party my Aunt Lisa brought a brand new dish and just raved about it.  When she said it was Chicken Apple Salad I remember thinking it was just weird!  Who ever thought to eat chicken and apples together?

A white bowl with Chicken Pasta Salad sitting on a wooden cutting board.

I was only 13 at the time so I know I hadn’t experienced much!  My mom giving me that look like “Be polite and take some”.  I did and instantly fell in love with it!  The chicken and apples work really well together.  Plus the grapes and celery give it some great crunch.

Celery, green apples and purple grapes on a wooden cutting board.

The original salad only had mayo, salt and pepper for the dressing.  I’ve amped it up a bit, making the dressing a little more tangy and creamy!

Chicken Apple Pasta Salad

This is one of those recipes that I love using a rotisserie chicken in. I just shred it up while the pasta is cooking and this salad comes together in a jiffy!

Chicken Apple Salad

How To Make Chicken Apple Salad

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Rinse in cold water and drain well. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Core both apples and cut into bite size pieces.
  4. Slice grapes in half.
  5. In a large bowl mix together pasta, cooked chicken, grapes, celery and apples.
  6. In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper and pour over pasta.
  7. Toss until well combined.
  8. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving.
  9. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

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Chicken Apple Pasta Salad Recipe

Chicken Apple Pasta Salad

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Chicken Apple Pasta Salad is one of those recipes that's perfect all year long! It's made with spiral pasta, tender chicken, crisp granny smith apples and sweet grapes. Toss the entire thing together with a sweet and tangy dressing.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: celery, chicken, grapes, pasta, rotisserie chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 22 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Fusilli Pasta
  • 2 cups Red Seedless Grapes
  • 2 cups Cooked Chicken Breasts Cubed
  • 2 Celery Ribs
  • 2 Medium Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 1/2 cups Mayonnaise
  • 2 TBSP Honey
  • 2 TBSP White Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Rinse in cold water and drain well.
  • Core apples and cut into bite size pieces.
  • Slice grapes in half.
  • In a large bowl mix together pasta, chicken, grapes, celery and apples.
  • In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper and pour over pasta.
  • Toss until well combined.
  • Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving.
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.
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*Originally published March 2016 and updated September 2020.

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