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Your next BBQ cries out for this Tropical Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad! It's easy, with few ingredients and has both sweet and savory elements and textures, making it a great side dish.
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Tropical Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad

An easy Tropical Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad with both sweet and savory elements and textures, making it an incredible side dish!
Course: Side Dish
Author: Jenn


  • 1 1-lb box bowtie pasta
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits drained
  • 1 can mandarin oranges drained
  • 1 1/2 cups halved seedless grapes
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • half of a 16-oz bottle coleslaw dressing I used Hidden Valley brand
  • 3 chicken breast thin fillets cooked and diced - I grilled mine but you can cook on the stovetop or use rotisserie chicken meat


  • Cook bowtie pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, cook chicken. I salt and peppered mine and grilled it, let it rest for a few minutes and then diced into chunks. But feel free to cook chicken however you'd like!
  • Cut up grapes, celery and green onions. When pasta is finished cooking, drain and rinse with cool water. When thoroughly drained, pour into large mixing bowl.
  • Add in cooked chicken, and remaining ingredients, stirring coleslaw dressing in until its combined.
  • Serve right away or chill for a few hours and then serve.
  • Store in a large air-tight container in the refrigerator. Lasts for several days in the fridge - can add a little extra coleslaw dressing to add moisture after a day or two. Enjoy!