Chicken Gemelli Melon Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Gemelli Melon Salad recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Gemelli Melon Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lcringo

Makes 8 servings



I love this chicken salad, which is a variation of an old favorite. The combination of sweet, juicy melon with crisp cherries and tender chicken and pasta is irresistible and very refreshing. Marinating the cooked chicken in orange juice adds wonderful flavor and keeps the chicken very moist. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Gemelli Melon Salad

4 cup,+chopped+or+diced boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 tbsp orange juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cups strawberry yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
16 oz. Gemelli Dry
1 ripe cantaloupe, cut into 1" pieces
2 cups Cherries

Recipe Directions for Chicken Gemelli Melon Salad

  1. In large bowl, combine mayonnaise, yogurt and 1/3 cup orange juice and blend well. Refrigerate while preparing rest of salad.

  2. Bake chicken breasts at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes if thawed and 60-70 minutes if frozen, until thoroughly cooked. Let cool until cool enough to handle. Cut chicken into 1" pieces, place in large bowl, and drizzle with 3 Tbsp. orange juice. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Then add yogurt, mayonnaise, and 1/4 cup orange juice; mix well. Refrigerate again while preparing pasta.

  3. Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain, rinse briefly with warm water, then drain thoroughly. Stir cooked and drained pasta into the salad.

  4. Gently stir cantaloupe and cherries into the salad. Chill 1-3 hours until cold.

Categories

Chicken, Fruits, Main Dish, Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 237.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
454
Calories from Fat
104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.5g
18%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
68mg
23%
Sodium
184mg
8%
Potassium
379mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
59.3g
20%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
14.9g
Protein
29.3g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 6% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in niacin
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