Cherry Chicken Salad
7 months ago

Our Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad recipe

This sweet and crunchy pasta salad is one of our most popular deli items … and now you can make it yourself at home!

6-8 servings
30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 ¼ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (16-ounce) package dry gnocchi or shell pasta
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced celery
  • ¾ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 (5-ounce) package dried cherries
  • 1 ¼ cups mayonnaise
  • 1 ¼ cups Lunds & Byerlys Poppy Seed Dressing
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Lettuce or spinach, for serving


  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken breasts on all sides until juices run clear (about 15 minutes); drain. Cool; cut into cubes. (Tip: For even faster prep, use Our Deli Pulled Rotisserie Chicken.)
  2. Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  3. Combine chicken, pasta, celery, onion and cherries.
  4. Combine mayonnaise, poppy seed dressing, salt and pepper.
  5. Fold 1 ¾ cups dressing into salad, reserving ¾ cup dressing. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight.
  6. To serve, fold in walnuts; add remaining dressing as needed. Serve on a bed of your favorite greens.

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