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Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad
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Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad

Course Chicken, Pasta, Pasta Salad, Side Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Holly


  • 1 box (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta in a large pot of water until al dente; according to package directions. Drain water then rinse pasta under cold water to cool. Completely drain all water, then place pasta in a large bowl.
  • Pour basil pesto and Italian dressing over the cooled pasta in bowl. Gently toss to combine.
  • Add chicken, spinach leaves, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese to pasta. Gently toss to combine everything.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate tightly covered up to 8 hours before serving. Toss pasta salad before serving and add a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese and pepper to each serving. Enjoy!