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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad



Who doesn’t love a classic Caesar salad? It’s a timeless dish cherished for its crisp romaine lettuce, savory chicken, crunchy croutons, and creamy dressing. But what if we give this classic recipe a modern twist? Today, I’m excited to share with you a delightful fusion of flavors – the Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad. This recipe combines the beloved elements of a Caesar salad with the heartiness of pasta, creating a dish that’s perfect for any occasion, from family dinners to backyard barbecues.

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– 1 lb (450g) pasta (such as penne or fusilli)
– 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
– 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1/2 cup Caesar salad dressing (homemade or store-bought)
– Croutons (optional, for serving)


1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside to cool.

2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. In a skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

3. Add the seasoned chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Remove from the skillet and let cool before slicing into strips.

4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta, chopped romaine lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, sliced chicken breasts, and grated Parmesan cheese.

5. Pour the Caesar salad dressing over the salad and toss until everything is evenly coated.

6. Serve the Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad with a sprinkle of additional Parmesan cheese and croutons on top, if desired.

7. Enjoy your delicious creation!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:
1. Versatility: This Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad can be served as a main dish or as a side, making it perfect for lunch, dinner, or even potlucks.
2. Easy to Customize: Feel free to add your favorite ingredients to personalize this recipe. Add avocado slices, bacon bits, or grilled vegetables for extra flavor and texture.
3. Family-Friendly: With its familiar flavors and satisfying ingredients, this salad is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
4. Make-Ahead Friendly: Prepare this salad in advance for busy weeknights or gatherings. It keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.


With its blend of textures, flavors, and wholesome ingredients, the Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is a delightful twist on a beloved classic. Whether you’re looking for a quick and satisfying meal or a crowd-pleasing dish for your next gathering, this recipe is sure to impress. Give it a try and let your taste buds rejoice in the harmony of flavors!

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