California Chicken and Pasta Salad


California Chicken and Pasta Salad

Salad:                                                                    Dressing:

1 1/3 cups uncooked penne or similar pasta                         1/3 cup orange juice

8 oz chicken breast, cooked and diced (about 2 cups)           ¼ teaspoon curry powder

1 large celery stalk, thinly sliced                                         ¼ teaspoon salt

1 large scallion, trimmed and chopped                                ¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 Tablespoon minced cilantro                                             1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar

                                                                             1 teaspoon canola oil

                                                                             ¼ cup small diced avocado

  1. Prepare pasta according to the package directions.  In a large serving bowl, combine the cooked pasta, chicken, celery, scallion and cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, curry powder, salt, pepper, vinegar and oil.  Stir well.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss well.  Add avocado and toss gently.


Makes 4 servings (about 1 cup each)

197 kcal: 5 gm total fat; 20 gm Protein; 18 gm CHO; 44 mg Cholesterol, 2 gm Dietary Fiber; 191 mg sodium.

Exchanges: 1 starch; 2 meat; ½ fat