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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

This delicious homemade pasta salad is so easy to make!

If you love chicken Caesar salad, then you’ll love this creamy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad! It’s cold, creamy and full of fresh and flavorful ingredients—loaded with chicken, romaine lettuce, pasta, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and a creamy homemade Caesar dressing. Perfect for barbecues, picnics and potlucks!

I recommend using rotini, fusilli or penne pasta, and cooked chicken breasts or thighs may be used. Romaine hearts are extra crisp and hold up well in the pasta salad, and cherry tomatoes add a pop of sweetness. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese from the block is a must for the best flavor!

The delicious homemade pasta salad is so easy to make! The Ceasar dressing is made with Greek yogurt and a small amount of mayo to make it thick and creamy. Greek yogurt is a great way to keep dressings creamy while cutting calories and adding protein! Just add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until they’re combined.

Add my Avocado Pasta Salad and Creamy Southwest Vegetarian Pasta Salad to your summer pasta salad rotation, too!

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

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Ingredients

Caesar Dressing

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, reduced-fat or whole milk are best
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

  Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

  • 12 ounces uncooked fusilli pasta
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup finely grated parmesan chee


Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and whisk together until combined.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse the pasta under cold water.
  3. Add the pasta to a large serving bowl along with the chicken, romaine lettuce, and tomatoes.
  4. Pour in half of the Caesar dressing and all the Parmesan cheese. Toss together until everything is coated in the dressing. Add additional dressing if desired. Taste for seasoning and serve or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  Notes

  • This pasta salad will serve four as a main dish and six as a side dish.
  • Caesar dressing will keep for a week in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make it ahead of time to cut down on prep time the day you make the pasta salad.
  • If you don’t like mayo, replace it with more Greek yogurt in the Caesar dressing.
  • Swap romaine lettuce with kale.
  • Add croutons for a crunchy element.
  • Make the Caesar pasta salad vegetarian by omitting the chicken.

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