chicken pasta salad

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Dana Hayden, M.Ed.
Poulsbo, WA

Bacon adds even more flavor to this recipe I came up with to use up the veggies we had on hand. Serving it crumbled in a bowl alongside the salad gives people a chance to top their individual salad to taste.

★★★★★ 2
serves 8
prep time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken pasta salad

  • 1 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1 c
    broccoli, chopped
  • 1 c
    red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    zucchini, chopped
  • 2 c
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, chopped
  • 2 c
    pasta shells, cooked
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 c
    bacon, cooked and crumbled

How To Make chicken pasta salad

  • 1
    Cook the shell pasta and cool.
  • 2
    Mix together the mayo, vinegar, garlic salt, white pepper, red onions, and sugar. Set aside.
  • 3
    Chop the celery, broccoli, zucchini, and chicken.
  • 4
    Add to bowl with the shell pasta.
  • 5
    Add the dressing. Mix well. Put the crumbled bacon in a small bowl and serve alongside the salad.