Chicken Strawberry Pasta Salad

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Chicken Strawberry Pasta Salad is loaded with grilled chicken, sliced strawberries, almonds, bow tie pasta and romaine lettuce. It all comes together with creamy poppy seed dressing!

Chicken Strawberry Pasta Salad

I can’t say enough good things about this Chicken Strawberry Pasta Salad. It is by far my most favorite salad to date. It’s loaded with grilled chicken, sliced strawberries, almonds and bow tie pasta over romaine lettuce. Some may say it’s odd to combine pasta and lettuce in a salad, but if you’ve never tried it don’t knock it until you do. It really is an awesome combo!

Strawberry Chicken Pasta Salad

During the summer time I live off salads. I love the simplicity of them and not having to use my oven is always a bonus. 🙂 You can have this salad ready to rock in about 20 minutes, so it’s also perfect for those busy weeknights.

You can chop up the lettuce and slice the strawberries in advance to make it even faster. It’s a win win recipe all the way around. My kids actually love this salad too. My family likes to eat it with this >> Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing and I’ll use store bought creamy poppy seed if I don’t have any homemade on hand. It is delicious either way!

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Chicken Strawberry Pasta Salad

This salad is loaded with grilled chicken, sliced strawberries, almonds, bow tie pasta and romaine lettuce. It all comes together with creamy poppy seed dressing!
Servings 2
Author Holly


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 ounces dried bow tie pasta
  • 6 to 8 cups chopped fresh romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • bottled Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing OR use my homemade Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing recipe


  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Grill on a greased indoor grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat for 6 minutes on each side, OR until cooked thoroughly. Internal temperature of chicken needs to be 165 degrees F.
    Remove chicken from pan and let rest on a plate for several minutes before slicing.
  • Meanwhile, cook bow tie pasta in a pot of water until al dente. (According to package directions.) Drain water. Rinse pasta in cold water and drain again. Set aside.
  • Place freshly chopped romaine lettuce into a large serving bowl. Add cold pasta, sliced strawberries and almonds. Slice cooked chicken into bite-size pieces and add to salad bowl.
    Gently toss to combine everything. Serve in individual bowls. Serve immediately and enjoy with your favorite dressing or my homemade poppy seed dressing. Enjoy!


This recipe easily doubles and triples if needed.

Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe



Strawberry Pasta Salad with Chicken
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    1. Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing
      Delicious and creamy poppy seed dressing with fresh strawberries!
      2/3 cup mayonnaise
      1/3 cup milk I use 2%
      1/4 cup granulated sugar
      2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
      1/2 Tablespoon poppy seeds
      6 large strawberries hulled then sliced in half
      Place all ingredients into a blender. Cover with lid then blend until smooth and creamy. Use immediately or refrigerate if you like your dressing cold (like me!)
      Stays good covered in fridge for up to 1 week.
      Yields: 2 cups

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