Perfect Chicken & Pasta Salad

With Summer here there are lots of BBQs, picnics, family gatherings, you name it. So don’t you wish that you had a perfect go to recipe for all these different events that you were attending? Well, have I got the perfect recipe for you.

This summer has been full of events where we have had to take something to share and this salad has been our current go to item.

This salad is so simple to make and goes with any type of event you need to bring something to: BBQ, shower, family reunion, etc.

chicken ceasar salad top


Chicken Caesar Salad

Cardini’s original Caesar Salad dressing

1 Rotisserie chicken (we get ours at Costco) or 2 chicken breasts (cooked and shredded)

3 heads of romaine lettuce

1 pkg bow tie pasta

1/2-3/4 c shredded parmesan cheese

8 oz slivered almonds

swiss cheese (thinly sliced and cut into strips)

Take rotisserie chicken off the bone and shred it. Set aside and let cool. Cook pasta, drain and chill. Sprinkle pasta with some of the dressing and add parmesan and swiss cheese. Chop up the romaine lettuce and place into a bowl. When ready to serve combine lettuce, chicken, and pasta. Add remaining dressing and toss. Sprinkle almonds over the top and enjoy.