Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe Quick + Easy

Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe Quick + Easy


Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad is quick, easy, and delicious. It’s packed with toppings and can be served as a side or main dish!

Chicken Pasta Salad is full of chicken, bacon, avocado, cheese and vegetables and is perfect for summer BBQs and picnics. For equally delicious salads, try Chinese Pasta Salad, Easy Pasta Salad, Greek Pasta Salad, and Macaroni Salad.

Easy + Cold Chicken Pasta Salad

We’ve been fans of pasta salad for a long time, but wanted to change it up by making chicken.

Today’s Chicken Pasta Salad is not only hearty and delicious, it’s full of delicious chicken, bacon, cheese, avocado and tomato. While it’s a delicious salad, it’s good enough as a main course.

This pasta salad is also a great addition to any barbecue or picnic. It’s easy to transport and can be made ahead of time.

You can also change it up by adding more protein or vegetables, or make it more filling. I know you will love this Creamy Chicken Pasta as much as I do!

How to do it

spaghetti. Boil water in a medium pot. Add pasta and cook until firm, about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. shelved.

dressing. Add Italian dressing and mayo to a small bowl. Stir together until smooth.

Hybrid INS. In a large bowl, add pasta, chicken, bacon, cheese, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and avocado.

combine. Pour the dressing on top and mix well.

Tips + Storage Information

You’ll notice that the ingredient list does include mayonnaise, but it’s only ¼ c. It’s enough to make it into a creamy pasta salad.You can definitely increase the amount of mayonnaise if you choose smoother texture.

I like to use Tricolor Spiral Pasta when I make a salad. I think the color is just added to the finished dish. If you don’t have three-color spiral pasta, any similar-sized pasta will work, such as macaroni, medium crust, bow tie, or wagon wheels.

The great thing about salads is that you can easily change them to whatever your family likes best.Green onions, olives, celery, cucumbers are good mixed selection.

I use this pasta salad as a side dish for barbecues and cookouts.However, you can increase the amount of chicken and use it as main course.

one step ahead

most salads Can be made the day before. shop It’s covered in the refrigerator. Store bacon pieces in separate containers. Also save 1/4 of the dressing to add just before serving. I would also wait to cut the avocado, otherwise it might get too brown and not tasty.

When you’re ready to serve the salad, add the rest of the dressing and add the bacon and avocado.

shop Leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If the pasta is a little dry, add a little Italian seasoning.

more side recipe:

course salad, side dish

American food

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total time 20 minutes

10 servings

Calories 282 kcal

by Lil’ Luna

  • 8 ounces spiral pasta
  • 3/4 c italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 c cooked seasoned chicken we used packaged carnival chicken
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cube Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 c green pepper chopped
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado peeled, cored, and chopped
  • Boil water in a medium pot. Add pasta and cook until firm, about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. shelved.

  • Add Italian dressing and mayo to a small bowl. Stir together until smooth.

  • In a large bowl, add pasta, chicken, bacon, cheese, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and avocado.

  • Pour the dressing on top and mix well.

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