Are you ready for a flavor-packed adventure? Meet our Chicken Pasta Salad! This scrumptious blend of hearty chicken, fresh avocado, ripe tomatoes, and aromatic basil, tossed with rotini pasta and an amazing homemade dressing, promises to be a show-stopper at your next meal.
One day, while looking for a way to use leftover rotisserie chicken, I chanced upon this recipe. It seemed like a simple, refreshing meal idea, and so, our Salad was born. My family loved it immediately! The creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes, and flavorful chicken, all tossed with pasta and a tangy dressing, created an irresistible medley of flavors. This salad quickly became our go-to dish for picnics, potlucks, and busy weeknight dinners!
Why This Chicken Pasta Salad Will Transform Your Meal Times ?
This recipe is unlike any other. It combines shredded chicken with creamy avocado, crunchy red onion, sweet cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil for an incredibly satisfying meal. The homemade Italian dressing adds a tangy kick, making this salad utterly delightful. Whether you need a quick lunch or a refreshing side for dinner, this salad is your answer!
- 2 medium cooked chicken breasts, shredded or chopped
- 2 ripe avocados, pitted and diced
- 1 pound cooked rotini pasta
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup freshly chopped basil
- Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Dressing: 1/2 cup white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
How to Prepare Your Chicken Pasta Salad ?
Start by gathering all your salad ingredients in a large bowl – shredded chicken, pasta, onion, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and basil.
Prepare your dressing in a separate jar by combining vinegar, Italian seasoning, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Drizzle your salad with the prepared dressing and toss gently until all ingredients are combined.
This Chicken Pasta Salad is not just delicious but also versatile! Feel free to add other veggies of your choice. You can use any type of pasta that can hold the dressing well.
So, why not bring a twist to your regular meal routine with this Salad? It’s sure to win your heart with its burst of flavors and refreshing taste!
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of pasta can I use for this salad?
You can use any sturdy pasta like rotini, bow tie, penne, or macaroni. Avoid long pastas like spaghetti and tagliatelle.
Can I customize the dressing?
Yes! You can add a tablespoon of Greek yogurt, or use apple cider vinegar for a milder taste.
Can I add other vegetables to this salad?
Absolutely! Feel free to add other veggies you prefer.