My Awesome Pasta Chicken Salad

Cold Pasta Chicken Salad

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Cold Pasta Salad with Chicken

This is one of my favorite pasta salad recipe's for a warm summer day. I like to make more than I need and store the leftovers in the refrigerator for ready made meals. It's easy to make but a little putsy with all the chopping and cutting, which is another reason I make a double batch.

Cold Pasta Salad with Chicken

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Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves 8 people

Cold Chicken Pasta Salad

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Ingredients for Pasta Chicken Salad

  • 2 Cups or 8 Ounces Cooked Chicken, Torn or Diced into Pieces
  • 8 Ounces Pasta of Choice (I used Spiraled Pasta)
  • 1 Large Cucumber, Seeded and Cut into Chunks
  • 1/2 Cup Celery, Diced
  • 1/2 Cup White Onion, Diced
  • 1/3 Cup Black Olives, Sliced
  • 3/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 Cup Italian Dressing
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper, To Taste
  • (Optional) 1 Cup Grapes, Diced ( Great Sweet/Salty Combination)

Instructions for Cold Pasta with Chicken

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Italian dressing, Lemon Juice, salt and pepper.
  2. After tearing and dicing, combine chicken, black olives, celery, cucumber and onion in a large bowl.
  3. Pour sauce mixture in large bowl and toss.
  4. Chill before serving.
  5. Optional: Serve pasta with French bread, baguette or biscuits.

Definition of Pasta Salad

Wikipedia definition of pasta salad: a dish prepared with one or more types of pasta, usually chilled, and most often tossed in a vinegar, oil or mayonnaise-based dressing. It is typically served as an appetizer or a main course. Pasta salad is often regarded as a spring or summertime meal, but can be served year-round.

I Serve a Warm French Baguette with the Cold Pasta Salad

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Tkumah profile image

Tkumah 6 years ago

You are making me hungry lately:). It looks like a great tasting salad.

Thank you for sharing your awesome cooking;)


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michifus 6 years ago

sounds good - will have to try it. I love pasta salad


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Hi Minnetonka Twin,

Pasta Chicken Salad Recipe is mouth watering. Can I come over for dinner tonight...just kidding.:D

Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Sure-Dinner's at 8-LOL- Thanks for you comment on my salad. I love this in the summer.


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epigramman 6 years ago

creamy cucumber - pasta chicken salad - well well well - this is an awesome place to sit down and take the burden off your shoulders and starting eating !!!!

YUM YUM I say and so too is your hubdelicious writing!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

I want to say sorry to Tkumah, Michifus, and eprgramman. I swear I write comments sometime and then their gone. Either I'm going crazy or this computer is playing tricks on me. Anyway, Thank you all for stopping by and commenting on the pasta chicken salad. You are right epigramman, I do write about food a lot and sorry for making you hungry Tkumah. Michifus-You have to try this, especially in the summer as it is super refreshing and nummy. Epigramman-Love that you think my writing is hubdelicious. Very Cute.


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tim-tim 6 years ago from Normal, Illinois

That sounds so delicious! Need to tey it. Thanks for the recipe!


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

You do a great job making this. Me and my chitans love when your in our kitchen cooking. You keep the home fires burning and I so appreciate it.

HT


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

tim-tim-You will be glad you tried it and you'll fall in love with this recipe. thanks for stopping by.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hello Healing Touch-You know this is one of my faves and I enjoy the cutting as much as the recipe.


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rose56 6 years ago

sounds great I am trying it today. Thanks @ Minnetonka Twins. I will let you know.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi rose56-Can't wait to hear what you think of it. Sis and I just had it for lunch yesterday. I have this a lot in the summer. Thanks for reading and commenting rose. Have a great evening.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..and yes everything you do is awesome - your life is our gift!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

epigramman-You warm the coccles of my heart. Did I spell that right. Hee Hee. You are too kind.


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burning bush 6 years ago

You have me hooked. We foodies must try everything and this sounds great.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks bb. This is a must recipe. I love looking at your sexy avatar :)


SJerZGirl 6 years ago

Sounds pretty good!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

It is and it's really easy too. Thanks for coming by SJerZGirl.


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wow ! Sounds delicious. Must try this. God Bless You and thank you .


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

stars-It pretty easy to make except for the cutting of vegetables in it. God Bless friend:)


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Kindacrazy 5 years ago from Tennessee

Definitely gonna try this one, sound delicious


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Kindacrazy. It's pretty healthy too. Glad your going to try it. My family loves this recipe:)


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daydreamer13 5 years ago

Sounds good! I'll try it!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

It really is daydreamer and it's pretty simple except for the cutting of veggies.


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HartMurengu 5 years ago from Nairobi

Yummy yummy. A great recipe. I should try it.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Yes, it's very yummy HartMurengu-You'll have to try it sometime. Thanks for coming by my hub:)


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jesusmyjoy 5 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

this sounds so amazing thank you for commenting on my blog


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi jesusmyjoy-This recipe is so nummy and I enjoy putsing in the kitchen with this one. It's worth the chopping of veggies. Glad I follow your blog :-)Here is my blog url if your interested: twincessone.blogspot.com.


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Ohhh...ahhh...I love anything to do with chicken. Salads are great too! I have not only voted this one up, but bookmarked it too! Thanks for sharing it with us. : D


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

I'm glad you liked it girltalksshop. I make this pasta salad a lot in the summer months.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Yummy! It sounds delicious. I love pasta salad with chicken. Thanks for SHARING.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Thelma-I love this recipe and I make it often during the summer months. I appreciate you coming by.

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