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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

If you love Caesar salad and pasta then you are going to love my Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe! Perfect for a pot luck, BBQ or dinner.

Course Dinner, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 906 kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. pasta cooked to al dente (I used farfalle)
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 2 cups cubed chicken roasted or grilled
  • 1 1/2 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley choppedĀ 
  • lemon wedges for an extra zing
  • salt & pepper to taste

for the Caesar salad dressing-

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise not miracle whip
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lemon juiced

for the garlic basil butter french bread-

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 loaf french bread sliced
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Instructions

for the caesar salad dressing-

  1. Whisk all ingredients together and toss with pasta salad or caesar salad. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.   

  2. Instead of my homemade Caesar dressing, you can use 3/4 cup of store-bought Caesar dressing. Your choice!

for the pasta salad-

  1. Toss all ingredients together in large bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve with lemon wedges. 

for the garlic basil butter french bread-

  1. Mix all ingredients together and let sit 10-20 minutes before using. Spread on warm, freshly toasted french bread.

Recipe Notes

-If you are going to make this meal in advance, toss everything together leaving the lettuce out until you are ready to serve. The lettuce will wilt if you toss it with dressing!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 906 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 1650mg 69%
Potassium 483mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 85g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 38.3%
Vitamin C 22.2%
Calcium 26.2%
Iron 22.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.