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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

This Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is a combination of your favorite Caesar salad and traditional pasta salad. Perfect for family gatherings, summer BBQ’s, and picnics!

Makes 8 servings

We’ve all been there: you’re at a family gathering, and the only thing that can possibly make it better is some tasty pasta salad. But what kind?

You could go with traditional pasta salad and be happy, but why not try something new? Our Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad combines your favorite Caesar salad flavors with a traditional pasta salad to create an entirely new food experience. It’s refreshing and cold, making it perfect for picnics and summer BBQ’s. It’s also restaurant-worthy and perfect for those family gatherings where everyone needs something different.

You’ll love this recipe because it’s easy to make but still tastes like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen. Make it today!

What ingredients do I need to make this Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad?

  • Dry rotini, penne, or any whole grain medium pasta- if you have whole grain pasta as a zero point food you may want to use a whole grain pasta to keep the recipe low in points.
  • Cooked boneless skinless chicken-cut into bite sized chunks. Leftover cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken (without skin) works great in this pasta salad.
  • Romaine lettuce– chopped
  • Croutons– seasoned
  • Parmesan cheese- shredded 
  • Course ground black pepper 
  • Caesar dressing homemade or a low calorie store bought Caesar dressing– Click HERE for the homemade Skinny Caesar dressing. My favorite low calorie store bought Caesar dressings are: Bolthouse® Farms Creamy Caesar Yogurt Dressing or Wish-Bone Light Creamy Caesar dressing.

How do I make this Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad?

Cook pasta al dente according to package directions.

Drain water and run under cold water. Set aside.


In a large salad bowl combine, cooked cooled pasta, chicken, romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and course black pepper. 

Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.


Toss with desired amount of dressing between 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup just before serving.

Serve cold.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz.  dry rotini, penne, or any whole grain medium pasta if you have whole grain pasta as a zero point food.
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite sized chunks 
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded 
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Caesar dressing homemade or low calorie store bought Caesar dressing

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain water and run under cold water. Set aside.
  2. In a large salad bowl combine, cooked cooled pasta, chicken, romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and course black pepper. 
  3. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
  4. Toss with desired amount of dressing (between 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup) just before serving,
  5. Enjoy!

Makes 8 ( 1 and 1/2 cup) servings 

2-6 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload.  The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan.

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Yield: 8

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

This Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is a combination of your favorite Caesar salad and traditional pasta salad. Perfect for family gatherings, summer BBQ's, and picnics!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz.  dry rotini, penne, or any whole grain medium pasta if you have whole grain pasta as a zero point food. You can use gluten-free pasta, if desired.
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite sized chunks 
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup seasoned croutons
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded 
  • 1/4 tsp course ground black pepper 
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Caesar dressing homemade or low calorie store bought Caesar dressing

Instructions

      1. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain water and run under cold water. Set aside.
      2. In a large salad bowl combine, cooked cooled pasta, chicken, romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and course black pepper. 
      3. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
      4. Toss with desired amount of dressing (between 1/2 cup and 3/4 cup) just before serving,
      5. Enjoy!

      Makes 8 ( 1 and 1/2 cup) servings

      2-6 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

      *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN: 5 smartpoints per seving BLUE: 4 smartpoints PURPLE: 2 smartpoints per serving if using whole grain pasta

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

Stephanie

Sunday 14th of August 2022

Looks delicious with all the right ingredients for me. Question? In the recipe where everything is to be combined and placed in the refrigerator to chill, is the chicken to be included? I do not see it in the recipe steps.

Lindsay Kehl

Thursday 1st of September 2022

Hi Stephanie

Thank you for your comment. Yes, the chicken is added into the bowl to chill. That was an human error so thank you for catching that. I have since made that update!

Have a great day

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