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Smoked Chicken Salad With Penne Pasta

Servings 6 Servings


  • Lb. Penne pasta cooked, drained and cooled*
  • 2 C. Smoked white meat chicken or turkey cut into ¼-inch strips
  • ½ C. Thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ Tsp. Pepper
  • Dash Cayenne
  • ¼ C. Bacon bits
  • 1/3 C. Mayonnaise
  • ½ Tsp. Minced garlic
  • ½ Tsp. Salt
  • ½ Tsp. Paprika
  • ¼ Tsp. Dried thyme
  • ¼ Tsp. Ground sage
  • ½ Tsp. Dried mustard


  1. In a large bowl, toss together chicken, pasta, pepper, onion and bacon bits to combine. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and remaining ingredients until smooth. Spoon mayonnaise mixture over salad and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*Penne is "quill" shaped pasta. If desired, substitute "fusilli" (a short twisted pasta) or elbow macaroni.