Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is filled with grilled chicken, rotini pasta, croutons and tomatoes over a bed of romaine lettuce. The homemade creamy Caesar dressing packs it full of flavor!

Chicken Caesar Pasta SaladIt’s this time of year salads are my go-to for lunches and dinners. Honestly, I eat them year round but during the summer they become what I eat almost daily. There are so many amazing and flavorful salads out there but this CHICKEN CAESAR PASTA SALAD has to be my favorite. 🙂
I love this salad for many reasons. It’s super easy to whip up, healthy and packed with flavor. I love the homemade caesar dressing that comes with this recipe. It is so delicious! But when I’m crunched for time or just feeling lazy I use bottled Caesar (Brianna’s brand is my fave) and it works fine. 
I remember first eating this salad at Emma’s baby shower 9 years ago! My sisters Tiff and Lin served it with pizza factory breadsticks, cookies and a crystal light/sprite drink. It was perfect and so yummy. It’s been my favorite ever since! My picky-eating kids even eat this salad, but with ranch dressing, of course. haha. If you’re not a Caesar fan you could definitely use ranch too. It’ll still be an awesome salad no matter what. 😀 
Just a quick note- as for the chicken in this recipe I like to cook 2 chicken breasts in a skillet and season them with a little lemon-pepper. It gives the salad extra flavor! Then I chop them up and add them to the salad. You could always use a rotisserie chicken too and that makes it even easier! I love buying the ones at Costco. 




Chicken Caesar pasta salad


Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
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Serves: 6
  • 12 ounces pasta (any shape you like. I use rotini)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded ( I season mine with a little lemon-pepper seasoning)
  • 1 to 2 large hearts Romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried then chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup seasoned croutons
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • For dressing: Use your favorite Caesar salad dressing (we love Brianna's brand of dressing)
  • OR use this Homemade Caesar Dressing recipe below:
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. FOR HOMEMADE DRESSING: Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. Cover and chill in fridge until ready to use.
  3. Boil pasta in a large pot of water until al dente. Drain water and rinse noodles under cold water to cool.
  4. In a large serving bowl combine cooked chicken, tomatoes and cooled pasta. Chill until ready to serve. When ready- add the romaine lettuce, croutons and as much or little Caesar dressing you prefer to bowl. Gently stir to combine everything. Top with Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!




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  1. Made this last week and hubby and I enjoyed it much. We used our own Caesar dressing. It’s a quick meal when you don’t have a lot of time.

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