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Menu Plan Monday & Creamy Chicken Salad recipe

Hello my sweet fellow menu planners! I’m trying some new recipes again this week but I’m also including an old favorite recipe below just for you. It is a yummy summertime salad perfect for potlucks!

First my menu for this week:

Monday: Fajitas
Tuesday: Ravioli Chicken Casserole
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Savory Pot Roast
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Ordering in Chinese!
Saturday: Creamy Chicken Salad – recipe below

Creamy Chicken Salad

2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1 cup cooked small ring pasta
1 cup halved seedless red grapes
1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
3 celery ribs, chopped
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 tbsp grated onion
1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 cup light whipped topping
1/4 tsp salt

In a bowl, combine the chicken, pasta, grapes, oranges, celery, almonds and onion. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, whipped topping and salt. Add to the chicken mixture; stir to coat. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

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Source: Quick Cooking May/June 2000


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45 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday & Creamy Chicken Salad recipe”
  1. 1
    Tiany says:

    Hello Laura,
    The Ravioli Chicken Casserole sounds wonderful, do let us know how it comes out :-)

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. 2
    Cheryl (Copper's Wife) says:

    Looking forward to checking out everyone’s menus for the week!

  3. 3
    Gretchen says:

    Great recipes! As this is not my giftedness, I’ll be content to be a “taker” in this carnival. :)

    Thanks, Laura!

  4. 4
    tegdirb92 says:

    I love salads! My hubby will be away this week so I get to try some out :) I’m definitely trying this one.

  5. 5
    kim says:

    Mine’s up. Yum! Ravioli Casserole looks great. I have been making a version of that same chicken salad for several years around here and it has always been a big hit. I don’t put in whipped topping, but I do add a little soy sauce, some chopped waterchestnuts and some ground ginger–hmmmm… I may need to do this one next time around. :)
    Happy eating….

  6. 6
    A Juggling Mum says:

    Your menu looks good, as usual :)

    Have a great week!

    Rachel xxx

  7. 7
    Michelle says:

    Oh what wonderful recipes! thanks for doing this Laura!!! hugs and have a great week…

  8. 8
    Misslionheart says:

    I’m keeping it simple again, but following our recent holiday to Disneyworld I’m planning on a week of American menus soon!

  9. 9
    Heather says:

    We call leftover buffets C.O.R.N.
    Clean Out Refrigerator Night

    What kind of marinade do you use for your fajitas?

  10. 10
    mjpuzzlemom says:

    Looks good, I borrowed the Ravioli Chicken Casserole. Thanks for sharing and hosting!


  11. 11
    Shawn says:

    Yum … I’m so trying that chicken salad recipe.

  12. 12
    Melissa R. Garrett says:

    Mmmm . . . pot roast! I think I may have to add that to next week’s menu ;-)

  13. 13
    Jodi says:

    The ravioli chicken casserole sounds yummy!!

    Havea great Monday!

  14. 14
    palmtreefanatic says:

    Thanks for the recipes! Sounds like another yummy week!

  15. 15
    stephanie@{Olive Tree} says:

    That summer chicken salad sounds great – I may have to try that! :)

  16. 16
    Multi-tasking Mommy says:

    Funny! I’m doing chicken salad pitas on Friday! I cannot wait to try your potroast, although we aren’t a huge fan of mushrooms…I’m thinking cream of chicken would be an ok alternative, no?

  17. 17
    Barb, sfo says:

    The ravioli chicken casserole sounds great! Have a great week and thanks for hosting.

  18. 18
    Leni says:

    Mine’s up! I’m sorry Laura, I accidentally linked my homepage instead of the individual post. I try to remember to do it right, but totally forgot today. My apologies.

    Hope everyone has a great week!

  19. 19
    April says:

    I’m brand new today and found you through Barb’s Fridge which I found through Humble Musings! Yay for Barb and Amy and YOU!!

    Have a yummy week!

  20. 20
    Seraph says:

    Ooo… that chicken salad recipe looks delicious. I’ve been looking for a chicken salad recipe I could play with. I may have to try that one in coming weeks.

    Thank you!

  21. 21
    Sharon says:

    MMM, ravioli chicken casserole! I’ll have to add that to my list. ;)
    Thank you for hosting, Laura! Have a great week.

  22. 22
    Stacy (Aussie in America) says:

    I love chicken salad…and that recipe really does look creamy! WOW!

  23. 23
    MamaJen says:

    Oops – linked to my homepage, not the post – sorry about that, I’ll remember next time.

    Thanks for the pot roast recipe, I’ll be trying that next week!

    Have a great week everyone!


  24. 24
    jennyr says:

    cool! i’ll try that chicken salad next week!

  25. 25 says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas, everyone. I’ve made my first post for Menu Plan Monday and I’d love some feedback! Thanks!

  26. 26
    Michelle says:

    That Chicken Salad sounds awesome! I’ll have to figure how many WW pts. it would be…
    My menu’s up for the week. :)
    Have a good one!

  27. 27
    Mrs.T says:

    My menu’s up…

    Ravioli Chicken Casserole sounds really great!

    Thanks for hosting — have a wonderful week!

  28. 28
    Carol B. says:

    Mine is up! Thanks for helping me get back on the meal plan wagon!

  29. 29
    Betsy says:

    I love Chicken Salad!

  30. 30
    lifeasamama says:

    mmm… i’m liking the chicken salad. it was on my menu this week before i saw it here, but i may have to try your recipe!

    i’m having a contest over at my place – come on over and check it out!

  31. 31
    relevantgirl says:

    I love all this community! Thanks for sharing your recipes, everyone. Today, I share my homemade taquito recipe. It’s fab!

  32. 32
    Beth says:

    Mines up! :o)

  33. 33
    ~Melissa~ says:

    I love Chinese take out days!!
    Thanks for hosting! Mine’s up :)

  34. 34
    Helen says:

    I’m definitely going to try that chicken salad! Your menu looks fabulous for the week. :~)

  35. 35
    Ghost says:

    I’m saving that Chicken Ravioli recipe. It sounds marvelous.

  36. 36
    sara - The Estrogen Files says:

    Looks like a wonderful week. Thanks for the great ideas!

  37. 37
    jodi says:

    I have a chicken salad recipe just like that without the pasta. I will trying adding that next time. It’s sooo good! :)

  38. 38
    toddler says:

    Thanks for starting this menu planning, I have been participating in it for a few weeks now and it has been a great help to my daily life and grocery shop……….great idea

  39. 39
    alisonwonderland says:

    i’ve been in and out of town for the past two weeks – but i’ve got a MPM posted today!

    the pot roast and the chicken salad both look delicious, laura!

  40. 40
    Heather says:

    I’m finally here on Meal Plan Monday! Thanks for hosting!

  41. 41
    runningtothecross says:

    Here again, here again! Hope to be back next week!!!

    Have a great day!

  42. 42
    Susan says:

    Ack! Late again! I’m going to have to get on the ball, huh?!

    Thanks for hosting this each week!

  43. 43
    angela says:

    Thanks again for hosting. Ah, summer-time menus seem to be the easiest! I love it! All that fresh fruit and veggies! Yours and everybody’s menus are great!

  44. 44
    Proverbs31 says:

    That chicken salad really does sound good!

    I can’t believe how many people you have signing up now! Crazy good! ;)

  45. 45
    HopewellMomSchool says:

    That’s our all time FAVORITE chicken salad!!! I just got an 8 oz box of name brand ring pasta for $0.25 at Big Lots!!! Enjoy!