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Chicken Pasta Boats

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Category: Main Dishes
# of Servings: 3
Recipe Created By: Karen Farr

Chicken Pasta Boats: Lunchbox Recipe

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6 large pasta shells, cooked and cooled
2 cups chicken; cooked, cooled & cubed
6 Tbsp mayo/salad dressing/yogurt--your choice
3 Tbsp minced onion (optional)
3 Tbsp pickle relish (optional)
1/4 cup chopped celery (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup chopped fuit of choice-grapes, apple or pear (optional)


In a small bowl, combine cooked, cooled, and chopped chicken with your choice of dressing and onion, relish and celery if desired. I use all three. Fold in your choice of diced fruits. My favorite is red grapes, but you can use whatever is safe for you. Fill each cooked and cooled pasta shell. Can be filled the night before, and packed in a lunch-size container and stored in the refrigerator for easy retrieval in the morning during the hustle of packing lunches while fixing breakfast. It is quick and easy to put together at the last minute as well.

Round out the meal with carrot sticks, a piece of fruit, and cookies or yogurt.


Iron Chef KFA Battle Lunchbox Entrees September 2007 Bread and Deli Meat free.

Challenger's statement:

This is a versatile chicken salad which can be custom made according to your allergens. I moisten my chicken with yogurt or ranch dressing, while another family prefers Miracle Whip. Choosing the chopped vegetables and fruit can be as individual as desired. Any combination mentioned tastes great and eating it in a pasta boat makes it fun for all ages!


Your safe foods can be used in this recipe--wheat/rice/corn pasta shells, your favorite safe dressing, and fruits/veggies safe for you and yours.

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How is this free of egg, dairy and gluten?

Kathy P - KFA Admin 11/2/2016 3:37:23 PM

There is a brand a gluten-free giant pasta shells - Tinkyada makes one that is just brown rice.

There are several brands of egg-free mayo such Just Mayo and Fabanaise. Or you can use a dairy-free yogurt such as plain/unflavored So Delicious Dairy Free brand.

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