Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe -
Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Chicken Pasta Salad

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"This is a super easy but wonderfully tasty salad recipe I picked up years ago which has become a summer tradition with my family! The ingredients and proportions are adjustable to personal preference."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and pour pasta into a large dish.
  2. Stir in the corn, mushrooms, celery, onions, olives, bell pepper and cheese.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the salad dressing and mayonnaise, then pour this mixture over the salad and toss again, to coat. Add flaked chicken and toss gently a final time.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 03, 2003

This was very good. I chilled it overnight. My husband and I both enjoyed it. I will make it again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2012

I thought this tasted allright. It kind of reminded me of a creamy version of spaghetti salad, with a lot more stuff in it. I added all the ingredients, but did a small chop. I even sliced the pre-sliced mushrooms even further. The calories seemed kind of high, so I used lite mayo and Italian dressing and reduced fat cheese. The green olives do though have a very prominent taste. Anyone who does not like olives would not care for that. The Italian dressing, I felt, also made it a little tart. For the chicken in a can, which I don't care for, I boiled 1 lb of chicken tenderloins in some broth and chopped it small and it worked fine.


18 Ratings

Jul 10, 2007

I have made this now 3 times because it is so good. I use Barilla plus whole wheat pasta and have made it twice with canned tuna also. You can also use whatever vegestables you have on hand. Today I used peas instead of corn. Very yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Dec 03, 2003

This was my first attempt at a pasta salad, and it turned out to be easy and delicious! I actually made a very simplified version, using only the pasta, mayo, and Italian dressing and throwing in some celery and tomatoes, and it was still very tasty. Thanks for a great recipe!

Jul 09, 2009

This is a pretty tasty summer noodle salad. I found I liked the taste more after it "sat" in the refer for a few hours. Simple, tasty and good as written. Thanks lil one! Would make again.

Apr 18, 2008

This is a wonderful recipe! I will definitely make it again. It is easy to vary the ingredients depending on what you like or have on hand. The dressing is terrific for plain veggies. I served it on diced cucumbers, mushrooms and tomatoes and it was a big hit! The mayo-italian dressing combo is simple and has just the right amount of tang!

Jul 23, 2007

Pretty good...would be even better with shrimp!

Jul 02, 2011

This is our new summer favorite! Easy to make and full of flavor! I use Kraft Creamy Italian dressing with light mayo and it is sooooo yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 777 kcal
  • 39%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 48.7 g
  • 75%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 39.7 g
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 1794 mg
  • 72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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