chicken caesar pasta salad
4 from 2 votes
Review Recipe

CHICKEN CAESAR PASTA SALAD

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Loaded with the traditional Caesar Salad flavors in a creamy garlic lemon dressing this meal is both flavorful and filling.
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb penne or other medium pasta
  • 2-3 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • seasoning to taste I love cajun seasoning
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • lemon wedges for serving
DRESSING
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons anchovy paste
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt & fresh black pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate.
  2. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Run under cold water and drain well.
  3. Season chicken breasts with olive oil and seasoning to taste. Grill over medium heat 4-5 minutes per side or until juices run clear. (165 degrees). Rest until cooled.
  4. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with desired amount of dressing.
  5. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 577, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 707mg, Potassium: 496mg, Carbohydrates: 37g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 26g, Vitamin A: 63.7%, Vitamin C: 5.8%, Calcium: 17.6%, Iron: 9.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Caesar pasta salad