chicken caesar pasta salad

★★★★★ 27 Reviews
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By Fran Miller
from Parkersburg, WV

One of my "go to" recipes for covered dish dinners or a quick, light meal at home. Adjust amounts for your purpose. I use about 2 cups of uncooked pasta (which, of course, you cook before using!) for a large bowl of salad. It's all a matter of what you like since it's your kitchen. =^..^=

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Fresh, crispy and creamy! Imagine all the yumminess of chicken Caesar salad but with the added goodness of pasta, bacon and tomatoes.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves Varies
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken caesar pasta salad

  • some
    bow tie pasta; cooked, rinsed with cool water, drained
  • some
    Caesar salad dressing
  • some
    grilled chicken chunks or strips, grilled at home or packaged
  • some
    romaine lettuce leaves
  • some
    tomato chunks
  • some
    bacon bits
  • some
    croutons
  • some
    Parmesan cheese, shredded
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How To Make chicken caesar pasta salad

  • 1
    Cook the pasta until done (to your taste). Rinse with cool water and drain well. While that is cooking...
  • 2
    Grill chicken strips, unless you bought them precooked at the store. Leave in strips or cut into chunks.
  • 3
    Mix the drained pasta with some of the caesar dressing. Add the chicken and more dressing, if needed. (If you're taking this to a covered dish dinner later, cover & refrigerate until ready to leave.)
  • 4
    Right before serving, add the romaine lettuce, tomatoes, bacon bits, croutons, and shredded parmesan cheese. Toss well, adding more dressing as needed. (Or leave the bottle beside the salad bowl.) Serve immediately.
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