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This chunky Broccoli Chicken Pasta Salad combines broccoli salad and chicken salad into one delicious dish that can be eaten on it's own or perfect as a side. #mustlovehomecooking

Best Broccoli Chicken Pasta Salad

This chunky Broccoli Chicken Pasta Salad combines broccoli salad and chicken salad into one delicious dish that can be eaten on it's own or perfect as a side.
4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :15 minutes
Total Time :25 minutes
Servings :12
Calories :336
Course :Main Dish, Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pasta cooked according to package directions
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken breast 1/2-inch pieces, about 2 pounds uncooked)
  • 3 cups broccoli florets cut into 1/2- inch to 1-inch florets
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 medium scallions thinly sliced, green only, about 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For The Dressing:

Instructions 

  • Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta until al dente, according to package directions. Drain.
  • In large bowl, toss together pasta, chicken, broccoli, celery, onions, cranberries and pecans.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, Dijon mustard, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and black pepper until well combined. Add salt to taste.
  • Pour dressing over pasta mixture and toss with a wooden spoon until pasta is evenly coated with dressing. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Enjoy now or store covered in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Chef Tips

Mayonnaise brands may vary in saltiness, so we like to add salt to taste after mixing dressing ingredients.
Lite mayonnaise and light sour cream may be substituted for the full fat varieties. Calories and fat in nutrition information are for regular mayonnaise and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1cupCalories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 17gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 253mgPotassium: 320mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 315IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg

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