Chicken Caesar Pasta salad is fun twist on the classic! Fresh romaine tossed with chicken, cherry tomatoes, shredded parmesan cheese, croutons and a vegetable pasta adds a fun new texture!
Caesar salad is one of my all time favorite salads. It is such a simple combination of salad, croutons, parmesan cheese and a spectacular dressing. Being able to turn my favorite salad into a meal my whole family loves is just golden. The noodles give it a bit more depth and helps to fill you up. Adding tender, juicy, seasoned chicken adds flavor and nutrient dense protein. I love the addition the fresh tomatoes make. It gives the chicken caesar salad a bit of brightness. Your whole family is going to love this salad turned main dish!
You may not think that adding pasta and lettuce together works, but it totally does. They work together to create a fabulous texture you are going to love. You can try it out in my Kale Pasta Salad or BLT Avocado Salad too. This is a perfect dish for a summer picnic or potluck. Or serve at a brunch or special lunch. How ever you serve it, you are going to love it.
Save time and use rotisserie chicken from the store, it can be a total busy night life saver.
This comes together in a snap. You can have a wonderful light delicious meal on the table in no time.
Such a simple recipe that makes a wonderful dish.
The basic thing you want to keep consistent is the dressing and lettuce. Everything else you can customize the way you want to.
This salad is best served immediately after combining it all together to avoid the lettuce from wilting. This will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, however, the lettuce will wilt. It will still taste amazing but it will not look nice. It will look the best for the first 24 hours.
Pasta salads are wonderful for so many occasions. They are hearty and hold flavors perfectly. Take pasta salads to picnics, potlucks, and big family dinners. Pasta goes a long way to feeding lots of people. It is filling and delicious. You can pair so many flavors with pasta which makes it very customizable.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add Romaine lettuce, pasta, chicken, cherry tomatoes, shredded parmesan, caesar dressing and croutons. Toss until all ingredients are coated well in the dressing. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
Calories477kcal (24%)Carbohydrates49g (16%)Protein16g (32%)Fat24g (37%)Saturated Fat6g (30%)Cholesterol33mg (11%)Sodium592mg (25%)Potassium309mg (9%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar4g (4%)Vitamin A437IU (9%)Vitamin C14mg (17%)Calcium175mg (18%)Iron2mg (11%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword chicken caesar pasta salad, chicken pasta salad, pasta salad recipes