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Cherry Chicken Pasta

Cherry Chicken Pasta is a creamy pasta salad that is full of flavor from red onions, dried cherries, homemade poppyseed dressing, and toasted almonds.

Course Dinner, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry Chicken Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 670 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


Chicken Mixture

  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 package (16 ounces) Gemelli noodles, cooked al dente per package instructions
  • 3/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 package (5 ounces) dried cherries


  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 cup poppyseed dressing
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1/2 cup almond slivers, toasted


Chicken Mixture

  1. In a large bowl combine chicken, noodles, onion, and dried cherries.


  1. In a separate medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, poppyseed dressing, salt, and pepper.


  1. Fold dressing and toasted almonds into chicken mixture.
  2. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If you are not ready to serve immediately, reserve 1/2 cup of dressing mixture and toasted almonds. Chill and fold in just before you serve.