Best Almond-Apricot Chicken Salad Recipe

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Here’s a one-of-a-kind pasta salad that combines tender chicken, sweet apricots and crunchy vegetables. Plus, the lemony dressing can’t be beat.

Prep: 20 min. + chilling | Makes: 10 servings

Apricot Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped fresh broccoli
  • 2-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding apricots during the last 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; place in a large bowl. Add broccoli, chicken, onions and celery.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the next eight ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and chill until serving; fold in almonds.

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