Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

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    This chicken caesar pasta salad is super easy to make and comes together in just 10 minutes! Perfect for a quick dinner or to bring to a potluck.

    Anytime I make this caesar pasta salad, everyone raves about it. It’s a light and refreshing summer side dish that’s super easy and flavorful. A few other crowd favorites are broccoli salad, ramen noodle cabbage salad and cucumber tomato salad.

    chicken caesar pasta salad

    This chicken caesar pasta salad is super easy to make and great for a quick dinner or for a side to bring to a BBQ. Everyone always loves this easy recipe and can’t believe how simple it is to make! My picky kids will even eat it, so that’s always a plus. :) I love using rotisserie chicken to make it even easier. The noodles also cook fast, so this dish can literally be made in 10 minutes. Don’t you just love these type of recipes?

    ingredients for caesar pasta salad in large white bowl

    Prepping and serving

    This is one of those pasta salads that tastes best if served the first day. I wouldn’t recommend making it too far ahead of time, however you can prep the ingredients in advance to save time. Then right before serving, simply add all of the prepped ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine.

    What you can prep in advance: 

    • Cook and cool the pasta beforehand
    • Chop the veggies
    • Shred the chicken
    • Dice the bacon

    Modifications

    • I used farfalle pasta, but penne or rotini would both be great as well.
    • I love using rotisserie chicken to make this recipe even easier. If you don’t have rotisserie chicken, try my instant pot or crock pot shredded chicken recipe. Just omit the Mexican flavored spices and you’ll be good to go!
    • If you’re not a fan of Caesar dressing, you could always substitute Italian dressing instead.
    • Homemade croutons are a wonderful addition and give this dish great flavor and crunch.

    chicken caesar pasta salad in white bowl

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    Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

    Course: Main Course, Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 389
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    This chicken caesar pasta salad is super easy to make and comes together in just 10 minutes! Perfect for a quick dinner or to bring to a potluck. 

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 pound farfalle pasta (cooked and cooled)
    • 4 cups romaine lettuce (chopped)
    • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken (shredded)
    • 1/2 cup bacon (cooked and chopped)
    • 1 cup grape tomatoes (halved)
    • 1/2 cup croutons
    • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (finely shredded or shaved)
    • 1/2 cup caesar dressing (more if needed)
    • 1/4 cup red onion (sliced, optional)

    Instructions

    • Combine the ingredients into a large serving bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve and toss with dressing, just before serving. This salad is best served the first day.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3030IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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