Chicken Pasta Salad with Pineapple Grapes and Cheddar Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 cups macaroni shells
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 lb cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 and 1/2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup red seedless grapes
  • 1/4 cup green seedless grapes
  • 1 cup of cubed sharp cheddar cheese (1/8 inch cubes)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
This chicken salad use pasta shells along with pineapples, grapes and cheddar cheese along with a creamy dressing.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse, drain and cool.
  • Melt butter and brown sugar in medium saucepan.
  • Add chicken and cook until browned. Cool.
  • In a large bowl combine the pasta shells, chicken, and grapes.
  • Drain the pineapple chunks and reserve 2 tbs of juice.
  • Add the pineapple chunks to the pasta.
  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, 2 tbs of pineapple juice. Pour dressing over the pasta.
  • Season with salt and pepper and gently mix well.

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