CHICKEN PASTA SALAD WITH TOASTED PECANS
This chicken salad was delicious. I kept it pretty basic, but the toasted pecans give it amazing flavor.
Chicken Pasta Salad with Toasted Pecans (adapted from Allrecipes)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat
1/2 cup toasted pecans
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1.5 cup of pasta shells, cooked
To toast pecans, put them on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven at 300 degrees for about 5 minutes, or until they become aromatic. Watch them, because they can burn easily.
In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and pepper. Toss with chicken, pecans, pasta and celery.