Honey, Fuji Apple & Chicken Pasta Salad



  • 16 oz. – small shell pasta, dry
  • 3/4 cup – honey
  • 3/4 cup – Kraft Miracle Whip (or mayo)
  • 1/2 cup – lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup – Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/4 cup – Parsley, stems removed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons – dried thyme
  • 2 – Fuji apples, cored and chopped in 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2-1/2 cups – fully cooked chicken, chopped or shredded (Rotisserie chickens work great!)
  • 3/4 cup – celery, chopped in 1/4-inch pieces
  • Grapes, cranberries or chopped nuts or other toppings can be added


Cook pasta according to package directions; drain very well and set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, make dressing: Put honey, Miracle Whip, lemon juice, mustard and salt in blender jar and whirl on medium for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. Add parsley and thyme; pulse to chop herbs.

In large bowl, gently toss together pasta, apples, chicken, celery and dressing. Cover and chill for one hour. Stir in walnuts and serve.

Enjoy!                      Ephesians 3:18

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks awesome! 🙂


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