Pasta Chicken Caesar Salad

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.

Pasta chicken Caesar salad recipe with a homemade Caesar salad dressing.

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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.

Up close picture of chicken Caesar salad with pasta and tomatoes.

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.
  • ENJOY!

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.

How to cook chicken for this simple chicken Ceasar salad with pasta.

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.

Pasta salad with romaine, bacon, chicken and croutons with a Caesar salad dressing.

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.

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5 from 2 votes

Pasta Chicken Caesar Salad

This Pasta Chicken Caesar salad is loaded with romaine and pasta with tomatoes, bacon and juicy chicken mixed with a homemade Caesar Salad dressing. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Chicken Caesar Salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 619kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 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

Dressing:

Instructions

  • 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).
Nutrition Facts
Pasta Chicken Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 619 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 579mg25%
Potassium 407mg12%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1945IU39%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 14 Comments
  • Mirjam 06/07/2019, 3:00 pm Link Reply

    Best dressing ever! Could just eat it on its own 😋

    Mirjam (The Netherlands)

    • Valentina's Corner 06/08/2019, 1:11 am Link Reply

      Welcome, Mirjam. It seriously makes me so happy to have you all the way from the Netherlands, just makes me smile – BIG! I’m so glad you enjoyed the dressing, it truly is wonderful. 🙂

  • Donna-lee 05/30/2019, 2:45 pm Link Reply

    I want to make this for an upcoming party but I am not sure how many it would serve?

    • Valentina's Corner 05/30/2019, 3:02 pm Link Reply

      Donna-lee, the serving size for this salad is about 6-8 servings! This is a great recipe for a party, I hope you love it!:)

  • Kayla 03/06/2019, 11:06 am Link Reply

    Can you add a rotisserie chicken if your are crunched on time??

    • Valentina's Corner 03/06/2019, 11:16 am Link Reply

      Kayla, yes rotisserie chicken would work great in this recipe! 🙂 Thank you so much for visiting our online home.

  • Victoria 02/18/2019, 6:07 pm Link Reply

    Such an amazing Caesar Salad recipe! And I love the homemade Caesar salad dressing also!!!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/19/2019, 12:47 am Link Reply

      Thank you, Victoria. I’m so glad you enjoyed the Chicken Caesar Salad. I must admit, the dressing is my favorite part of the salad. It’s so good.

  • jessica 09/13/2015, 9:53 pm Link Reply

    Valya, do you usually serve this salad with a mashed potatoes or with any other dishes?thanks

    • admin 09/14/2015, 10:45 pm Link Reply

      Hi Jessica:). If it’s for a party I serve it with everything else. It’s great for lunch on its own because it’s so filling. Side sandwich is great or with some kind of canapé. I really like it so we serve it with everything:)..

  • Julie 07/09/2015, 10:16 pm Link Reply

    Valechka! Thanks so much for this recipe! I’ve made it twice already my family really enjoyed it! The dressing is also very delicious!

    • admin 07/10/2015, 12:44 pm Link Reply

      Julie, That’s wonderful to hear. Thank you bunches:)..

  • Katy 05/13/2015, 1:10 pm Link Reply

    I love anything with bacon or chicken! This salad recipe is very similar to what I had for lunch minus the bacon 🙂 the photos are beautiful by the way!

    • admin 05/13/2015, 10:33 pm Link Reply

      Oh me too! Me too, and if you add mushrooms to that combination you seriously can’t go wrong;)..

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