This fresh and delicious Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad combines pasta salad with green lettuce. There is so much flavor from the juicy chicken, tomatoes, pasta, lettuce, and a creamy homemade Caesar dressing.
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This Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Is…
- An Easy Dinner
- Quick to Make
- Great Way to Use Leftover Chicken
- Homemade Caesar Dressing
Homemade Dressing – Dijon Mustard, Lemon Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Mayonnaise, Garlic, Anchovy Paste, Pepper, Parmesan
Pasta – Rotini, Shells, or Farfelle
Shredded Chicken – This recipe is a great way to use Rotisserie Chicken or frozen Prepped Chicken that you made ahead of time!
How to Make Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
The Full Recipe for this Caesar Salad can be found in the printable recipe card located at the bottom of this post. This is a visual walk-though for readers.
Start by cooking your pasta as directed by the box. Then, drain and run the pasta under cold water to cool it off.
Next, add all of your ingredients for the Caesar dressing into a bowl. With a whisk, mix until it is nice and creamy.
If you don’t want to make homemade Caesar dressing, feel free to buy your favorite store bought brand!
Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl, mix well, and enjoy!
Tips for Success
Using a Rotisserie Chicken will speed up the prep work for this recipe dramatically. You can also use pre-cooked chicken or any leftover chicken you have on hand.
Lettuce Knives will prevent the salad from browning and going bad as fast.
Cook the pasta till Al Dente. Feel free to use any small pasta for this recipe. I always go for the protein pasta with this recipe to add some nutrients!
Pour the dressing on right before you serve. This prevents it from sogging everything up in the salad!
Feel free to store this salad in the fridge in an airtight container. It will wilt faster once the dressing is in the salad. I recommend eating it fresh.
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- 2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
- 2 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
- 2 tsp. Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp. Anchovy Paste
- 1/2 tsp. Pepper
- 1/3 cup Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 8 oz. Cooked Small Pasta such as Rotini or Farfelle
- 2 Hearts of Romaine, chopped
- 1 Medium-Size Rotisserie Chicken, Shredded
- 1 cup Croutons
- 1 cup Shaved Parmesan Cheese
- Juice from 1/2 a Lemon
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients until well combined and set aside while you put together the salad.
- Combine all salad ingredients and toss together. Drizzle prepared Caesar dressing over salad and toss until well combined. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon over the top. Garnish with extra croutons, shaved parmesan, and coarsely cracked pepper, if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 632mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g