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chicken pasta salad

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe combines elbow macaroni and cooked rotisserie chicken with the flavors of crispy smoked crumbled bacon, grape tomatoes, diced avocado, and green onions, in a creamy mayonnaise dressing with a touch of honey, garlic, and mustard. This delicious side dish is ideal for a spring or summer lunch or light dinner.

yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken pasta salad

  • 16 oz
    elbow macaroni
  • 3 c
    cooked chicken
  • 6 slice
    bacon cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1 c
    grape tomatoes halved
  • 2
    green onions thinly sliced
  • 1
    avocado peeled seeded and diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 c
  • 3 clove
    garlic pressed
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp
  • ½ tsp
    kosher salt
  • ½ tsp
    fresh ground black pepper

How To Make chicken pasta salad

  • 1
    Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook the elbow pasta (al dente) according to package directions and drain well.
  • 2
    Meanwhile in a medium bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, pressed garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper.
  • 3
    In a large bowl combine the drained pasta, cooked chicken, crumbled cooked bacon, halved tomatoes, and green onions. In a small bowl gently toss the diced avocado with the lemon juice and add it to the bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat. For best results serve promptly.