5-Ingredient Pineapple Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe Is a Family Favorite by Heather Holter

5-Ingredient Pineapple Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe Is a Family Favorite

My sister used to make this pineapple chicken pasta salad recipe for her son. He was pretty picky about what he ate, and only really liked pasta, so she got very creative trying to change up the pasta he would eat. This pasta salad recipe is picky eater approved!

You only need five simple ingredients to make this easy pineapple chicken pasta salad. Here is your short shopping list for this tasty salad recipe: pasta shells, mayonnaise, grapes, pineapple tidbits in juice and canned chunk chicken breast. That's it! Cook the pasta, drain and rinse under cold water, then add the remaining ingredients. Season to taste with salt and black pepper and refrigerate for the flavors to meld.

Serve this five-ingredient pasta salad for lunch or as an easy dinner. For dinner, you could add some warm bread as a side dish.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus time to chill 
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes plus time to chill 
Servings: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • You can use any small or medium pasta you like.
  • To lighten it up a bit, use light mayonnaise.
  • For extra flavor, add a squirt or two of mustard.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  2. Stir well to combine. Refrigerate 4 hours, adding more mayonnaise if necessary to reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 648

Total Fat: 17g

Saturated Fat: 2.2g

Cholesterol: 185mg

Sodium: 1099mg

Total Carbohydrate: 60g

Dietary Fiber: 0.3g

Total Sugars: 10.6g

Protein: 61.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 25mg

Iron: 4mg

Potassium: 238mg

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Heather Holter
30Seconds Donna John edit- it's pineapple tidbits with 100% juice, as pictured, you add the entire can, do not drain. Not just pineapple juice.
Elisa Schmitz
This looks really good, Heather Holter ! So simple yet so tasty. Great idea for a picnic or family gathering. The edit has been made, thank you for clarifying!

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