Spicy Penne & Chicken Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing

Spicy Penne & Chicken Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing

THE BIG DAY–July 4th—is almost here, and I’m scurrying to post this wonderful and oh so easy salad so that you will have time to add it to your picnic spread or buffet table. It’s different enough from traditional Old-Fashioned Creamy Macaroni Salad that I often present it as a spicy alternative or adjunct.

There is something about this salad that keeps folks coming back for second, third, and yes, even fourth servings. I love having it on hand during intense work weeks (like this past week), as I seem never to tire of it. I have been known to eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but don’t spread that around.