Easy Pasta Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe. This salad is loaded with romaine and pasta with tomatoes, bacon and juicy chicken mixed with a homemade Caesar Salad dressing. The pasta salad is so original and perfect for parties or a hearty dinner.
Enjoy the amazing homemade Caesar Salad Dressing with other salads.
chicken caesar salad-
There’s nothing that can beat a good homemade salad. This recipe is amazing and truly the BEST Caesar Salad recipe. Seasoned and cooked chicken breast with bacon pieces added to rotini pasta, romaine and tomatoes. The homemade Caesar salad dressing enhances the salad and adds so much flavor while the croutons add crunchiness.
The salad tastes fresh from the romaine yet hearty and filling from the chicken and bacon. Once mixed, it’s a wonderful mix of textures and flavors in one bowl.
how to make chicken caesar salad:
- Cook pasta according to pasta instructions. Drain and return to pot, set aside.
- Cook bacon, set aside.
- Season and cook chicken. Cut into small bite-sized pieces.
- Cut romaine and halve the tomatoes.
- Combine all of the ingredients for the salad dressing.
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl, mix. Pour salad dressing and mix again.
TIP: Don’t add all of the dressing at once, it may be too much. Add about 3/4ths of the dressing and add more as needed.
homemade caesar salad dressing-
Any salad is enhanced in flavor by the dressing that is added to it. This homemade dressing is no difference. The delicious and easy dressing adds so much flavor to ingredients. The dressing is so easy to make. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing and mix well. Enjoy!
what pasta do I use for this pasta salad?
You can use your favorite short pasta for chicken pasta salad. Penne, farfalle, fusilli or rotini are all great to use.
can I prepare pasta salad in advance?
Yes, this chicken pasta salad is a great salad to prepare in advance. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl. DON’T mix. Prepare salad dressing and keep it separate. Mix everything before serving. The salad may be prepared up to one day before you plan on serving it.
TIP: Allow chicken, pasta, and bacon to cool completely before adding to the salad if preparing the salad in advance.
Try these other great SALAD recipes:
- Romaine Avocado Chicken Salad– So easy and so good!
- Romaine Tomato Avocado Salad– The dressing is wonderful.
- BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad– A Cheesecake Factory Restaurant copycat.
This Pasta Chicken Caesar salad is loaded with romaine and pasta with tomatoes, bacon and juicy chicken mixed with a homemade Caesar Salad dressing.
- 1 chicken breast
- 1 Tbsp Canola oil (or Olive oil)
- salt & pepper
- 6 oz uncooked pasta, about 3 cups
- 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes
- 5 bacon strips
- 1 large romaine heart
- 1 cup croutons
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/8 tsp table salt
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Beat chicken breast until even in thickness. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
On high heat, heat 1 Tbsp oil in a skillet. Sear chicken 2 minutes on both sides. Turn heat down to a low, close lid of the skillet and cook another 5-6 minutes, until chicken is tender.
Cook pasta according to the package. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water.
Cut bacon into small pieces and cook. Put onto a paper towel to drain access grease.
Chop lettuce, cut tomatoes in half.
Combine all of the ingredients for the salad dressing.
Combine all of the ingredients, mix and add salad dressing. (Don’t add all of the dressing at once, it may be too much. Add to taste).
NOTE: Updating an old post.