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Chicken and Pecan Pasta Salad

Chicken Pasta Salad with Pecans

This Chicken Pasta Salad is the perfect lunch or side dish! It only takes about 30 minutes to pull together and will last all week!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken pasta salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 652kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 lb rotini I used quinoa and brown rice pasta, but regular is fine
  • 1/3 cup red onion diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 2 cups red grapes halved
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 2 cups chicken cooked cubed
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped

for the dressing-

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise use real mayo!!
  • 1/2 cup coleslaw dressing like from the bottle...trust me!
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives


  • Bring large pot of water to boil. Cook pasta until al dente and drain.
  • Place pasta, onion, celery, grapes, pecans, chicken and parley into a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk ingredients for dressing together until relatively smooth. Pour over pasta and toss.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 639IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg