Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

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salt with pasta cheese and tomato

Last week was our first week of school and I’m so happy to have a few hours with the kids out of the house. But most importantly, they are way happier to be in school, with friends and learning new things.

The first few weeks of school are always so crazy busy with errands, parent meetings and driving the kids where they need to go. And with a baby on the way in less than three months, I’m a little stressed.

bowl of salad with serving bowl full of pasta salad

Because our family is so busy, I am in a constant search for super easy and delicious meals that the whole family will enjoy. They have to require minimum dishes, fresh ingredients and must be easily customizable to what I have on hand at the time.

This simple chicken Caesar pasta salad checks all those boxes. The only main ingredients you have to have are pasta, chicken, lettuce and Caesar dressing. You can then add in what you like, or have on hand to make it even more delicious!

bag of pasta

For this recipe I start with DaVinci® ditilini pasta. It’s a small short pasta that works great in soups and pasta salads like this too. I also use chopped romaine, chopped tomatoes and chopped leftover grilled chicken.

pasta, chicken, lettuce, and tomato separated in bowl

You can use grilled and ready chicken or leftover chicken. We usually grill on the weekend throughout the year, and I love to also grill up some chicken along with whatever I’m making at the time, to use in easy recipes during the week.

pouring dressing over salad

I then just add some Caesar salad dressing.

putting croutons in mixed salad

Then some croutons and Parmesan cheese.

putting cheese in salad

Then I toss well and that’s it!

mixing salad on blue background

This recipe is super easy to make on hectic weeknights. You can have the kids help prep the veggies and add to the salad bowl while the pasta is cooking. When the pasta is done, just toss everything together and dinner is done in about 10 minutes! Now that’s Fun & Done!

salad in purple bowl

DaVinci® Spaghetti, Bowties and Elbows are my usual go to easy family pasta dishes. But I also find some of their more specialized pastas at my local grocery store and love to try them like this ditilini pasta.

You can buy DaVinci® pasta at your local Tops! Supermarket. Be sure to stop by the DaVinci® Facebook page for some more unique pasta recipes too!

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salad in brown and purple bowls, with dressing and pasta

recipe photo

Yield: Serves 4

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

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Cook Time:   15 minutes    Total Time:   20 minutes
method: Grilled    course: Main Course
cuisine: American   diet: Enjoyable
A quick and easy recipe for Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup DaVinci® ditilini (or bow-tie or elbow) pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 heads of hearts of romaine, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped grilled chicken
  • ¼ cup Caesar salad dressing
  • ½ cup Caesar salad croutons
  • 2 tablespoons freshly graded or shaved Parmesan

Directions:

Combine cooked pasta, romaine, tomatoes, grilled chicken, Caesar salad dressing, croutons and Parmesan. Toss well and serve!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 405 calories 32 grams fat*
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*Nutritional Information is not guaranteed for 100% accuracy.

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  One Response to “Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad”

  1. Paula — September 11, 2018 @ 4:50 pm

    I love ditalini and this salad looks so quick and easy!

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