I think I might be back into my sort of groove with trying new things – and posting them! I don’t even remember how I came across this recipe at Cooking.com – I know I was supposed to be working and not looking for recipes Since I made the Chicken and cherries I discovered that I kind of like curry powder. And I like almost everything else in this recipe too, so since it’s summer and I’m all about the weather-appropriate food, I decided to go for it! I went with a store-bought rotisserie chicken and dried cranberries. I also used a little bit of sour cream in place of some of the mayo, and I only used 1/2 a cup total. (I’m not the hugest fan of mayo – hence the sour cream substitution – plus I needed to use the 1/4 cup or so that I had left :)) Because I was a little wary of just dumping everything on top of the pasta and chicken, I mixed the sour cream, mayo, curry powder, salt & pepper together before I added. I didn’t want to have one bite that was all curry powder, and another that was all mayo. Ew!! After having this for lunch a couple days in a row, I began to wish that I had gone with the 3/4 cup of mayo/sour cream, because it got a little dry. The first plate or two I had was fine, though.
- 1 12-16 oz. package tortellini or ravioli
- 1 cooked rotisserie or barbecued chicken
- 1 bunch scallions
- 1 cup chopped apples, dried cherries, or dried cranberries (or a combination)
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. curry powder
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Cook the tortellini or ravioli according to package directions. Drain and put into a medium bowl. While the pasta is cooking, remove the skin and bones from the chicken and discard.
- Cut the remaining chicken meat into bite-sized pieces and add to the pasta. Chop the scallions and add the chopped white part and some of the chopped green stem.
- Add the fruit, mayonnaise, peas, curry powder, salt, if desired, and pepper, if desired. Mix well. Garnish with remaining chopped green part of the scallions, to taste.