Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

Salad Ingredients:


  • 8 oz. linguine, cooked and cooked
  • 6 oz. grilled chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1 Michigan Jonamac apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tsp. fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • freshly ground pepper

Combine dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.

In large bowl, combine linguine, chicken, apple, dried cherries, celery, tarragon and salt. Stir in dressing, mixing to combine. Season with pepper. Refrigerate 2-3 hours to combine flavors.  To serve, top with chopped pistachios and cheddar cheese.