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Cold Chicken Pasta Salad

Cold Chicken Pasta Salad

Cold Chicken Pasta Salad a delicious salad that is packed with great flavors and is super simple to make and it can be made the day ahead before serving.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Cold Chicken Pasta Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 393 kcal
Author Dawn

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chicken pan fried, grilled, or rotisserie
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 3/4 cup cucumber quarter slices
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 2 cups cooked pasta

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oregano chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. I pan fried the chicken in olive oil just until it was no longer pink inside, but you can use grilled or rotisserie chicken in this salad.

  2. Prepare the vegetables by cutting into small pieces/bite-size pieces

  3. Mix the chicken and the vegetables together in a large bowl

  4. Prepare the dressing for the salad. In a mini food processor, food processor, or blender. Add the chopped garlic, basil, oregano and process until the ingredients are in small pieces. 

  5. Add the red wine vinegar, mustard, and sugar and blend together. Gradually add the olive oil and process until well blended.

  6. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until everything is well blended. 

  7. Refrigerate for an hour or more before serving. This salad can be made the day before it is served.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and may vary with brands of ingredients used.

Nutrition Facts
Cold Chicken Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.