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 Salad is filled with grilled chicken, rotini pasta, croutons and tomatoes over a bed of romaine lettuce. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comSalads are my go-to for lunches and dinners. I like to eat them year round, but during the spring summer months I eat them almost daily. There are so many amazing and flavorful salads out there but this CHICKEN CAESAR PASTA SALAD is definitely 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 dressing (Brianna’s brand is my fave) and it works fine. 

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is filled with grilled chicken, rotini pasta, croutons and tomatoes over a bed of romaine lettuce. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com I remember first eating this salad at Emma’s baby shower 12 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 dressing fan you could definitely use ranch instead. 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 two 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 is filled with grilled chicken, rotini pasta, croutons and tomatoes over a bed of romaine lettuce. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly

Ingredients

  • 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)
  • 2 large hearts Romaine lettuce rinsed, dried then chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup seasoned croutons
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 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
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • FOR HOMEMADE DRESSING: Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. Cover and chill in fridge until ready to use.
  • FOR SALAD:
  • Boil pasta in a large pot of water until al dente. Drain water and rinse noodles under cold water to cool.
  • 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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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is filled with grilled chicken, rotini pasta, croutons and tomatoes over a bed of romaine lettuce. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

 

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6 thoughts on “Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

  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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