Chicken Caesar pasta salad is a delicious mix of pasta salad and chicken Caesar salad and is perfect for lunch or a light dinner!
This chicken caesar salad adds some pasta to the mix to make the salad even more filling and delicious. I love making it for lunch or for dinner!
This chicken caesar pasta salad is packed full of flavor, but with minimal effort. You’re welcome to make your own caesar salad dressing, but I just grab my favorite from the grocery store. You’ll saute or grill up some chicken, boil your favorite short noodles, I like rotini, farfalle (bow tie), or penne. Mix the chicken, pasta, cut lettuce, shredded parmesan, croutons, and your dressing and voila.
My husband who is not typically a fan of salads has even said that this is his type of salad. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but he definitely prefers less lettuce and more substance, so this pasta salad is perfect for that.
I’m not really sure if this salad is more of a typical chicken caesar salad with pasta, or a pasta salad with lettuce, but either way you have it, it’s delicious!
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This chicken Caesar pasta would be perfect for making for a potluck especially in the spring time, but its also one of my favorite lighter(ish) meals all year long!
Chicken Caesar Salad with Pasta
- 8 oz short noodles (like rotini, penne, farfalle, etc)
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 cup croutons
- 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 cup Caesar salad dressing
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Boil pasta noodles according to package directions. Rinse off in cold water and allow to dry
- Cook chicken breasts in a saute pan (or however you want) over medium heat. Season with a little garlic salt. Chop into bite sized pieces.
- Add noodles, chicken, croutons, lettuce and parmesan to a large bowl.
- When ready to serve add salad dressing and toss salad to coat everything evenly in the dressing.
Recipe Originally Posted on Jan 3, 2014. Photos and text updated on January 15, 2018
I’m sorry to say I have not yet tried any of these recipes. This is the first time I’ve seen these however, they have all the things I love and can’t wait for more recipes. Thank you
Kim Porter says
So good, I made it twice in one week! Leftovers are great for lunch on-the-go! Great recipe.
Yay! I’m so glad you liked it so much
Victoria Swanson says
This was delicious..went down a treat with my whole family…..I used bow tie pasta, seasoned my chicken with Montreal Chicken seasoning and garlic powder…everyone reached for a second helping.
Second helpings are always a sign of a good recipe. I am so glad your family loved it.
Beth West says
I was very skeptical as I have never paired Pasta and lettuce, this was absolutely delicious! We bought Italian seasoned individual chicken breasts, grilled 3 of them seasoned with Everglades Seasoning and garlic powder, added sliced cherry tomatoes and about 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped. Used store bought dressing and Caesar croutons also store bought. Since it was only my husband and myself, we added dressing and I added shredded Parmesan cheese since he does not like it. I used Farfalle pasta because I had it, any good dense pasta will work. We will add this to our frequent dinner list and we both have lunch for tomorrow.
Thank you for posting this recipe!
That makes me so happy! It would be perfect for a meal prep layered in jars too!
This is seriously sooo good! I loved how simple & easy it was to make with such yummy results! ❤️
Hey, what are some good Caesar salad dressings? I don’t like over powering or heavy dressings.
I usually like the Lite House Dressing
We love Marie Callendar’s Caesar, and I’m including two teenage boys when I say “we”. I have ordered Caesar salads in restaurants and have sometimes gotten stuck with a very fishy taste since anchovy paste is usually part of the recipe. The Marie dressing is SO flavorful without any fishy taste.
Can you tell me how much one serving is?
About 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups.
I’ll be honest, I was a bit skeptical of pasta and lettuce mixed, but this was amazing. Plus so customizable which is great. My kids like the noodles and chicken. I’ve had this a few times while we’re on lockdown to offset some of the home baked goodies. It’s fresh and simple and easy!
I’m so glad it’s been a winner for you guys!
Shelby Jones says
We loved it! Thank you! Baked some chicken breast at 450 for 15 minutes sprinkled smoker paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper on them after brushing them with oil.
Used Barilla Protein Plus Noodles so it would fill us up. Yum!
Laura F says
Thank you for Sharing this recipe!!! It has become my new favorite!! Tasty & Easy!!
Bali Tour says
Thank you for the recipe 🙂
Nicole Clark says
What brand of dressing did you use? And just ceaser crutons, or regular?
Caesar croutons were used. If you have a favorite brand of dressing use that one. I like almost all brands of Caesar dressing. Hope that helps a little.
Jesseca Hallows says
What a fun and different twist on a classic salad. I love pasta and Cesar is my favorite salad. Combining the two has to be a winner in my book. Pinning
This looks delicious! I love how you added pasta to it, I’ve never done that! Thanks for sharing!