Italian Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Italian Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe SixSistersStuff

I love living in Utah, but sometimes this spring weather plays mean tricks. The other day, it was almost 80 degrees. Then we woke up to a blanket of fresh snow the next morning. Ha ha!
Even with snow on the ground, I am craving those light and fresh meals that are perfect for summer. I have made this one a couple of times for my family- it’s like a Mediterranean spin on your regular pasta salad- and it has become one of their favorites.I have a feeling that we will be eating this salad a lot this summer!

Italian Chicken Pasta Salad
2 cups penne pasta, cooked (whole wheat pasta works great in this recipe)
1 (4 oz) package feta cheese (or cubed mozzarella cheese)
2 cups cherry tomatoes (I cut mine in half, but that is completely optional)
Handful of fresh basil leaves, shredded into small pieces
1/2 cup red onion, diced
2 cups cooked chicken breast, diced (rotisserie chicken is perfect for this)
1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, chopped
1 (2.25 oz) can sliced black olives
1 medium cucumber, diced
1 1/2 cups Italian dressing (my favorite is Wishbone Robusto Italian– not sponsored, just my honest opinion)

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Chill for about 2 hours before serving (to allow dressing to soak into other ingredients).

Makes 6-8 servings.
Recipe adapted from our Mom’s Pasta Salad recipe.

Looking for more salad recipes?
Greek Panzanella Salad with Homemade Dressing
BLT Salad
Chicken Pasta Salad
Pepperoni Pasta Salad
Spinach Bowtie Pasta Salad

Camille Sig


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