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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is a refreshing dish made with chicken, bow tie pasta, Parmesan cheese, grape tomatoes, and bacon, all tossed in a creamy Caesar dressing. #chickencaesar #pastasalad #pastarecipes #potluckrecipes #30minutemeals

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is a refreshing dish made with chicken, bow tie pasta, Parmesan cheese, grape tomatoes, and bacon, all tossed in a creamy Caesar dressing. A perfect weeknight family meal ready in about 20 minutes.
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad, Pasta Salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 880 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 1 box (16 ounce) bow tie pasta
  • 10 ounces grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 3 grilled chicken breasts chopped into bite-sized pieces or use rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup Parmesan shredded
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 3 cups Caesar dressing more if needed
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce sliced into 1/4 pieces

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions, just until al dente. Rinse pasta under running cold water and drain well. Add it to a large bowl.
  2. Add the rest of the salad ingredients, except the romaine lettuce and dressing, to the bowl and gently toss together to combine.
  3. Add the dressing and toss until evenly coated.
  4. If serving the salad immediately, gently stir in the lettuce as well. But for best results, keep out the lettuce, cover and refrigerate the salad for at least 6 hours, or better overnight.
  5. When ready to serve, taste and adjust for salt and pepper and gently mix in romaine lettuce, and a little more Caesar dressing if needed.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 880 Calories from Fat 720
% Daily Value*
Fat 80g123%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 1746mg76%
Potassium 711mg20%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1493IU30%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 218mg22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.